Seattle Kraken Rookie Matty Beniers Named 2023 All-Star

January 6, 2023 – With the 2023 NHL All-Star game and NHL All-Star Skills competition to be held at FLA Live Arena, home of the Florida Panthers, in Sunrise, Florida, on February 3 & 4, 2023. The NHL department of hockey operations released its initial selections on Thursday night.

Kraken forward Matty Beniers was named to the Pacific Division roster.

Beniers will make his first All-Star game appearance as a rookie. Seattle’s 2nd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft has played 37 games, scoring 15 goals and 21 assists in 17:09 ATOI.

The Calder Trophy candidate, Beniers, has propelled the year two expansion franchise Seattle Kraken into third in the Pacific Division with hopes of playoff hockey for the first time in 2023.

The NHL department of hockey operations selected one player per NHL team in each division (including one goalie), making up the initial eight-man rosters for each division. The three remaining players per division (two skaters and one goalie) will be selected by the 2023 All-Star Fan Vote, which starts at 9 p.m. EST, Thursday night, and runs through January 17, 2023.

The fan vote will feature a Twitter vote, which begins January 12, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends January 14, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Each fan tweet must include the complete hashtag #NHLAllStarVote followed by a player’s full name or a player’s Twitter handle. Last-name-only votes will not count. All twitter votes will be combined with online vote totals. The final three players will be announced on January 19, 2023.

To be eligible for voting, players must have been on an NHL team’s active roster as of December 1, 2022. Here are three ways to vote.

  • the NHL app
  • Twitter using #NHLAllStarVote

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