NHL All-Star Weekend: Skills Competition rosters are set
Columbus, Ohio – After a Fantasy Draft that was highly entertaining on Friday evening, the team captains and their assistants met this morning to set their rosters for the Skills Competition taking place Saturday evening at Nationwide Arena.
Team Foligno, led by Nick Foligno and his two assistant captains Patrick Kane and Drew Doughty, will go head-to-head with Team Toews, led by Jonathan Toews and his two assistant captains Rick Nash and Ryan Getzlaf. The teams will compete collectively and also have individual champions crowned from the events. The order in which they players will participate will be determined by the captains just prior to the start of each event.
Here are the lineups for the six events in the Skills Competition.
Team Foligno: Phil Kessel, Jonathan Drouin, Jiri Sekac and Zemgus Girgensons. For Team Toews: Tyler Seguin, Mike Hoffman, Aaron Ekblad and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Team Foligno: Ryan Johansen (selected by fans in an online vote), Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux and Brian Elliott. For Team Toews: Vladimir Tarasenko, Jakub Voracek, Johnny Gaudreau and Corey Crawford.
Team Foligno: Nick Foligno, Bobby Ryan, Radim Vrbata, Patrick Kane, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (passer) and Anze Kopitar (passer). Team Toews: Ryan Getzlaf, Patrice Bergeron, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews, Rick Nash (passer) and Patrick Elias (passer).
Skills Challenge Relay
Team Foligno (Relay 1): Drew Doughty, Ryan Johansen, Steven Stamkos (all three – one-timer RH), Brent Burns (one-time passer), Anze Kopitar (mini net passer), Kevin Shattenkirk (puck control), Patrick Kane (stick handling) and Carey Price (goalie goals).
Team Toews (Relay 1): Shea Weber, Justin Faulk, Tyler Seguin (all three – one-timer RH), Ryan Getzlaf (one-time passer), John Tavares (mini net passer), Johnny Gaudreau (puck control), Mike Hoffman (stick handling) and Jaroslav Halak (goalie goals).
Team Foligo (Relay 2): Zemgus Girgensons, Duncan Keith, Nick Foligno (all three – one-timer LH), Jiri Sekac (one-time passer), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (mini net passer), Drew Doughty (puck control), Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (stick handling) and Marc-Andre Fleury (goalie goals).
Team Toews (Relay 2): Mark Giordano, Ryan Suter, Jakub Voracek (all three – one-timer LH), Patrice Bergeron (one-time passer), Tyler Johnson (mini net passer), Vladimir Tarasenko (puck control), Filip Forsberg (stick handling) and Roberto Luongo (goalie goals).
Team Foligno: Alex Ovechkin, Brent Burns, Steven Stamkos and Dustin Byfuglien. For Team Toews: Brent Seabrook, Aaron Ekblad, Justin Faulk and Shea Weber.
Team Foligno Team Toews
The Skills Competition starts at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena and will be televised on NBCSN.