NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition

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The NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition, at first called the National Hockey League All-Star Skills Competition, is an event on the night before the NHL All-Star Game. First held at the 41st National Hockey League All-Star Game in Pittsburgh in 1990, the NHL hosts the competition to show off the skills of the all-star players. Events include shot accuracy, fastest skater, puck control relay, hardest shot, breakaway challenge, and an elimination shootout. Players are put into teams in the same way the All-Star Game is done, which is by conferences. After each event, the winning conference is given points.

Puck Control Relay[change | change source]

This event is to show who is the fastest skater while also moving the puck through pylons. Two races happen; the first one has three skaters on each team race against each other, and the second has the best single racers from each team. One point is given out to the winner of each of these two events.

Winners[change | change source]

Season Team Player
1990 Campbell Conference none
1991 Campbell Conference none
1992 Campbell Conference none
1993 Wales Conference none
1994 Western Conference Russ Courtnall
1996 Western Conference Pierre Turgeon
1997 Western Conference Geoff Sanderson
1998 World Teemu Selanne
1999 North America Paul Kariya
2000 World Paul Kariya
2001 North America Paul Kariya
2002 World none
2003 Eastern Conference Martin St. Louis
2004 Western Conference Rick Nash
2007 Western Conference Rick Nash
2008 Western Conference Shawn Horcoff

Fastest skater[change | change source]

This event is to see who can skate the fastest around the rink once. Two races are held; one for the team, and one for the faster single person.

Winners[change | change source]

Season Team Player
1992 Campbell Conference Sergei Fedorov
1993 Wales Conference Mike Gartner
1994 Western Conference Sergei Fedorov
1996 Western Conference Mike Gartner
1997 Eastern Conference Peter Bondra
1998 North America Scott Niedermayer
1999 World Peter Bondra
2000 World Sami Kapanen
2001 North America Bill Guerin
2002 World Sami Kapanen
2003 Western Conference Marian Gaborik
2004 Eastern Conference Scott Niedermayer
2007 Western Conference Andy McDonald
2008 Western Conference Shawn Horcoff
2009 Western Conference Andrew Cogliano

Hardest shot[change | change source]

This event shows who has the hardest shot. Two points are given out; one for the team that has the highest average shot, and one for the player with the hardest shot. Zdeno Chara has the record for hardest shot; he set the record in 2009 when his shot went 105.4 mph. Al Iafrate had the old record, which was 105.2 mph

Winners[change | change source]

Season Team Player
1990 Campbell Conference Al Iafrate
1991 Campbell Conference Al MacInnis
1992 Campbell Conference Al MacInnis
1993 Wales Conference Al Iafrate
1994 Eastern Conference Al Iafrate
1996 Western Conference Dave Manson
1997 Eastern Conference Al MacInnis
1998 North America Al MacInnis
1999 North America Al MacInnis
2000 North America Al MacInnis
2001 World Fredrik Modin
2002 North America Sergei Fedorov
2003 Western Conference Al MacInnis
2004 Eastern Conference Sheldon Souray
Adrian Aucoin
2007 Eastern Conference Zdeno Chara
2008 Eastern Conference Zdeno Chara
2009 Eastern Conference Zdeno Chara

Most accurate shot[change | change source]

This event sees who can shoot four targets best. Each target is put in a corner of the net. Two points are given out; one point is for the team that hits the targets in the least amount of shots, and one point for the player who hits the targets in the least amount of shots. A player has hit all four targets in only four tries seven times: Ray Bourque in 1992 and 1993, Mark Messier in 1996, Jeremy Roenick in 2004, Tomas Kaberle in 2008, and Dany Heatley, and Evgeni Malkin in 2009.

Winners[change | change source]

Season Team Player
1990 Wales Conference Ray Bourque
1991 Campbell Conference Mark Messier
1992 Wales Conference Ray Bourque
1993 Wales Conference Ray Bourque
1994 Western Conference Brendan Shanahan
1996 Eastern Conference Mark Messier
1997 Eastern Conference Ray Bourque
1998 North America Ray Bourque
Peter Forsberg
Brendan Shanahan
1999 North America Ray Bourque
Keith Tkachuk
Jeremy Roenick
2000 World Ray Bourque
Viktor Kozlov
2001 North America Ray Bourque
2002 North America Jarome Iginla
Markus Naslund
2003 Eastern Conference Jeremy Roenick
2004 Eastern Conference Jeremy Roenick
2007 Eastern Conference Eric Staal
Marian Hossa
2008 Eastern Conference Tomas Kaberle
2009 Eastern Conference Evgeni Malkin

Breakaway Challenge[change | change source]

This event has players shoot on a goalie. Two points are awarded; one for the team that scores the most goals, and one point to the goalie who lets in the least amount of goals. Starting in 2008, players were given points on who could score the most creative goals. Winners were voted on by fans voting with text messages.

Winners[change | change source]

Season Team Player
1991 Campbell Conference Mike Vernon
1992 Wales Conference Mike Richter
Don Beaupre
1993 Campbell Conference Jon Casey
Mike Vernon
Ed Belfour
1994 Western Conference Curtis Joseph
1996 Eastern Conference Dominik Hasek
1997 World Dominik Hasek
Guy Hebert
1998 World Dominik Hasek
1999 World Dominik Hasek
Arturs Irbe
2000 World Tommy Salo
2001 World Sean Burke
Evgeni Nabokov
2002 North America Dominik Hasek
Patrick Roy
2003 Western Conference Patrick Roy
2004 Eastern Conference Roberto Luongo
2008 Eastern Conference Alexander Ovechkin
2009 Eastern Conference Alexander Ovechkin

Elimination Shootout[change | change source]

This event has players try to score on a breakaway against a goalie. When a player does not score, he is not allowed to compete anymore. The winner is the player who is the last one still playing.

Winners[change | change source]

Season Team Player
2008 Western Conference Dion Phaneuf
2009 Western Conference Shane Doan

Overall winner[change | change source]

Season Team
1991 Campbell Conference
1992 Wales Conference
1993 Campbell Conference
1994 Western Conference
1996 Western Conference
1997 Eastern Conference
1998 World
1999 World
2000 World
2001 North America
2002 World
2003 Western Conference
2004 Eastern Conference
2007 Western Conference
2008 Eastern Conference

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