Cam Atkinson participated in the NHL Fastest Skater competition tonight. He faced off with Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres, Miro Heiskanen of the Dallas Stars, Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes, Connor McDavid of the
Edmonton McDavid s Edmonton Oilers, Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks, and Kendall Coyne of the USWNT.
LOVE this. Fastest Skater at NHL All Star participants: Atkinson, Barzal , Eichel, Heiskanen, Keller, McDavid, Pettersson and.... Kendall Coyne of the USWNT.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) January 25, 2019
Coyne put up a 14.226 in yesterday's testing. Fresh off a five hour flight, with no warmup.
In 2016, Dylan Larkin won the competition, setting the record with a 13.172. McDavid won the last two seasons.
Kendall Coyne Schofield got us started, and she was incredible. All the stick taps for the gold medal winner and the first female to compete in the NHL Skills Competition, she deserved her spot.
Cam Atkinson skated a lap in 14.152 as McDavid won the competition with a 13.378 lap.
Seth Jones ended Andre Vasilevskiy’s save streak with a nifty shootout move. He should shoot ahead of Alex Wennberg forever now, them’s the rules.
Oh, and Seth went three out of four in this competition, scoring triple the number of goals in this event that Wennberg has this season.
this guy has more goals in this event than Alexan...ummm... pic.twitter.com/dEelKWwSMq— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) January 26, 2019
Seth Jones took part in the SAP Hardest Shot competition. In the competition, he faced off against John Carlson of the Washington Capitals, Brent Burns of the host San Jose Sharks, and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The field for the @SAP Hardest Shot is set! Who ya got taking home the hardware tonight?— NHL (@NHL) January 25, 2019
Catch the @SAP #NHLAllStar Skills at 9:00p ET on @NHLonNBCSports, @CBC, @Sportsnet & @TVASports! pic.twitter.com/jzMHv4Twxw
Seth’s first shot hit 99.4 MPH. After one round, he trailed only John Carlson’s 102.8 MPH shot. Seth’s second shot hit 95.1 MPH, and he finished third to Carlson and Burns.
The boys will compete in the All Star Game Saturday night at 8:00 EST.