NHL All-Star Game 2015: Draft, Players & Rosters

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The NHL will hold its All-Star Weekend beginning Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. The weekend kicks off with a fantasy draft to determine the rosters for Sunday’s All-Star Game. The All-Star Skills Competition, featuring the hardest shot and accuracy shooting events, will be held Saturday night at Nationwide Arena.

Each of the 30 NHL teams will have at least one representative in Columbus. In total, 36 All-Stars were tabbed by the NHL — 21 forwards, 10 defensemen and five goalies.

In addition, six players were selected by fans in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote. The six are dominated by five Chicago Blackhawks — Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford. Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons was the sixth.

The rookies, who will compete only in the Skills Competition on Jan. 24, are Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad, Los Angeles Kings forward Tanner Pearson, Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg, Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin.


How to Watch Live Online

The entire NHL All-Star weekend will be broadcast live on TV and online. In the United States, all events will be on NBC Sports Network and are also available live online with NBC Sports Live Extra. You’ll need a cable subscription to watch the live stream.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s events, times and channels:

All-Star Game Draft
Friday, January 23
7:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

NHL Skills Competition
Saturday, January 24
7 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

NHL All-Star Game
Sunday, January 25
5 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra


Full Roster of Players for the NHL All-Star Game 2015

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Forwards

Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks
Patrick Kane, Blackhawks
Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks
Claude Giroux, Flyers
Patrice Bergeron, Bruins
Jakub Voracek, Flyers
Nick Foligno, Blue Jackets
Sidney Crosby, Penguins
Ryan Johansen, Blue Jackets
Tyler Seguin, Stars
Vladimir Tarasenko, Blues
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oilers
Steven Stamkos, Lightning
Anze Kopitar, Kings
Tyler Johnson, Lightning
Patrik Elias, Devils
Phil Kessel, Maple Leafs
John Tavares, Islanders
Radim Vrbata, Canucks
Rick Nash, Rangers
Alex Ovechkin, Capitals
Bobby Ryan, Senators
Zemgus Girgensons, Sabres


Defensemen

Duncan Keith, Blackhawks
Brent Seabrook, Blackhawks
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes
Ryan Suter, Wild
Mark Giordano, Flames
Shea Weber, Predators
Justin Faulk, Hurricanes
Brent Burns, Sharks
Erik Johnson, Avalanche
Kevin Shattenkirk, Blues
Drew Doughty, Kings
Dustin Byfuglien, Jets


Goalies

Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets
Carey Price, Canadiens
Jimmy Howard, Red Wings
Pekka Rinne, Predators
Roberto Luongo, Panthers
Corey Crawford, Blackhawks


Captains Foligno — assisted by Doughty and Kane — and Toews — assisted by Getzlaf and Nash — will divide the All-Stars and Rookies into two teams at the 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft on Friday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The draft will be televised on NBCSN, SN, and TVA Sports.

NHL Skills Competition

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The six Rookies, along with the 42 All-Stars, will participate in the 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday at Nationwide Arena. The event will be televised live at live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada.

Each captain will lead the team selection process to determine which players will participate in the six Honda All-Star Skills Competition events:

* Fastest Skater
* Breakaway Challenge
* Accuracy Shooting
* Skills Challenge Relay
* Hardest Shot
* Breakaway Shootout

All-Star Coaches

Team Foligno will be the home team and wear black jerseys. It will be coached by Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter. Team Toews will wear white and will be coached by Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators.


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