With the 2022-2023 NHL season nearing its halfway point, the league is ready to showcase its best players at the All-Star Game.
Held on February 4th in sunny South Florida, the 2023 All-Star Game will boast some of the league’s brightest stars. It will also carry some of the biggest storylines, as there’s a chance players on rebuilding teams could be traded not long after the game.
Voting has changed a little this year, with the league choosing one player from each team. Fans then can vote for the remaining three (two skaters and one goalie) from each division beginning around 9 pm Eastern Time on January 5th and continuing until January 17th.
On January 5th, during the first and second intermission of the ESPN game, the league announced their All-Star selections. Keep in mind every team had to have at least one representative. Whether they genuinely do is a debate for another day.
The 32 selections chosen by the league are listed below, beginning with the Atlantic Division and ending with the Pacific Division.
Boston Bruins: G Linus Ullmark
Buffalo Sabres: F Tage Thompson
Detroit Red Wings: F Dylan Larkin
Florida Panthers: F Matthew Tkachuk
Montreal Canadiens: F Nick Suzuki
Ottawa Senators: F Brady Tkachuk
Tampa Bay Lightning: F Nikita Kucherov
Toronto Maple Leafs: F Mitch Marner
Carolina Hurricanes: F Andrei Svechnikov
Columbus Blue Jackets: F Johnny Gaudreau
New Jersey Devils: F Jack Hughes
New York Islanders: F Brock Nelson
New York Rangers: G Igor Shesterkin
Philadelphia Flyers: F Kevin Hayes
Pittsburgh Penguins: F Sidney Crosby
Washington Capitals: F Alexander Ovechkin
Arizona Coyotes: F Clayton Keller
Chicago Blackhawks: D Seth Jones
Colorado Avalanche: D Cale Makar
Dallas Stars: F Jason Robertson
Minnesota Wild: F Kirill Kaprizov
Nashville Predators: G Juuse Saros
St. Louis Blues: F Vladimir Tarasenko
Winnipeg Jets: D Josh Morrissey
Anaheim Ducks: F Troy Terry
Calgary Flames: F Nazem Kadri
Edmonton Oilers: F Connor McDavid
Los Angeles Kings: F Kevin Fiala
San Jose Sharks: D Erik Karlsson
Seattle Kraken: F Matty Beniers
Vancouver Canucks: F Elias Pettersson
Vegas Golden Knights: G Logan Thompson
Do you agree with these selections? Are there any surprises? If so, who? Which player should have been selected in their place?
Be sure to tune in to ABC at 3 pm Eastern Time on February 4th to watch the NHL’s biggest stars compete against each other in a little 3-on-3 hockey.