It’s time to play an All-Star Game.
The 2016 NHL All-Star won’t be played until Sunday, January 31 in Nashville, but the league released the rosters for the annual event on Wednesday afternoon and, as expected, each team will have some pretty dominant star power.
This year, there are a few changes to how the game will be played as well, making it a 3-on-3 tournament between the four divisions in a winner-take-all-format. The Atlantic Division will face the Metrpolitan in one semifinal and then the Central Division will face the Pacific on the other side of the bracket. The winners will then play each other in a championship game.
Each game will be 20 minutes long and will be decided by a shootout if tied after those initial 20 minutes.
In other words, this is going to get a little hectic. And also going to be pretty darn fun to watch. Keep clicking to check out the rosters, as soon as they’re announced, for each division (six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies) as well as the fan-voted captain for each squad.