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Highlight the skills of the 2023 NHL All-Star with 3 new events

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The 2023 NHL All-Star Skills Tournament presented by Draftkings Sportsbook will feature three new events.

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Two of the new events, Enterprise NHL Splash Shot and Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck, will feature players showcasing their skills in outdoor environments that feature Florida. Also new is the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem, an innovative test of goalkeeping skills.

The Enterprise NHL Splash Shot will be on the beach in Fort Lauderdale and will feature eight players, divided into four teams of two. Players are required to hit all targets before attempting to dunk their opponents, and whoever dunks their opponents first wins.

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Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck will have players combine their hockey and golf skills on a par-4 golf hole featuring an island putting green. Six players will participate, and the winner is the one who manages to sink the ball into the hole with the least number of shots using a combination of hockey and golf shots. If there is a tie, the longest distance decides the winner.

In the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem, eight goaltenders will work in tandem, one shooting and the other in the net (Central vs. Pacific and Atlantic vs. Metro divisions). A goalkeeper from a section will take a shot from a designated mark and will be awarded three points if the ball goes into the hole, points if it hits the target and zero if it misses the net.

The goalkeeper inside the net will face one, two or three players, depending on the points earned by the goalkeeper. Players start from the center of the ice and must shoot quickly. NHL shootout rules will generally apply. Play continues until all pucks have been shot and this is repeated to pair the second goalie, the tandem with the most points wins.

The Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater, GEICO NHL Hardest Shot, Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge, and Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting round out the list of skills competition events. The winner of each event will earn $30,000.

NHL Skills will be held February 3 at the FLA LIVE Arena in Sunrise, Florida (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS).

The NHL Department of Player Safety will determine the players participating in each event and the order of participation.

Joining the skills competition are five women’s hockey players: Alex Carpenter and Hillary Knight from the United States and Emily Clark, Rebecca Johnston and Sarah Nourse from Canada. Former NHL goaltender and Hockey Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo will participate as a celebrity goaltender in the breakaway challenge.

While players compete in skill competitions, DraftKings customers can test their hockey knowledge with a $1,000 free-to-play pool available nationally by visiting The pool that will be available after skill player assignments are completed.

The NHL is also launching the 2023 BioSteel NHL Fan Skills at Home, a fan-focused campaign on Instagram and TikTok that begins at noon on February 1 and ends at noon on February 16. They practice their hockey skills at all levels in any of the five categories: penalty kick action, accuracy, speed, trick shooting, and extreme resistance. Fans may submit videos by uploading to nhl.com/FanSkills (Fans using TikTok are encouraged to use the hashtag #NHLFanSkills. Their videos may be reposted by the NHL to a select number of Fans.

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