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Sens captain Brady Tkachuk participating in slap shot event at NHL all-star weekend

This year, the event has three new Florida-themed events.
New York Rangers' K'Andre Miller (79) and Chris Kreider (20) chase Ottawa Senators' Brady Tkachuk (7) during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk is the team's lone representative at this weekend National Hockey League (NHL) all-star festivities in Florida. 

This is Tkachuk's third all-star appearance, and is playing alongside his brother, Florida Panthers star Matthew Tkachuk, for the Atlantic Division when the best of the best face off. 

The NHL announced the list of participants for the 2023 All-Star Skills taking place on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. eastern time (ET) and 4 p.m. pacific time (PT) on Sportsnet.

This year, the event has three new Florida-themed events.

In 'Pitch 'n Puck', six players will play a par four with a combination of golf and hockey shots. 'Splash Shot', the challenge the Sens captain is participating in, will involve players shooting pucks at targets to dunk their opponents. The third new event, taking place indoors, is a goaltender shooting competition. The league started going outside for new skills competition ideas last year on the Las Vegas Strip.

Here's the full list of participants:

Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater

• Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
• Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota Wild
• Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
• Chandler Stephenson, Vegas Golden Knights
• Andrei Svechnikov,Carolina Hurricanes

Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge

Celebrity goaltender: Roberto Luongo

• Mitchell Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs
• Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (teaming up)
• David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
• Matthew Tkachuk, Florida Panthers

Discover NHL Tendy Tandem

Shooters: Alex Carpenter, Hilary Knight, Emily Clark, Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse

• Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
• Juuse Saros, Nashville Predators
• Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers
• Stuart Skinner, Edmonton Oilers
• Ilya Sorokin, New York Islanders
• Logan Thompson, Vegas Golden Knights
• Linus Ullmark, Boston Bruins
• Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

Enterprise NHL Splash Shot

• Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
• Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
• Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche
• Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
• Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers
• Adam Fox, New York Rangers
• Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators
• Matthew Tkachuk, Florida Panthers

Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting

• Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
• Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
• Kevin Hayes, Philadelphia Flyers
• Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils
• Nazem Kadri, Calgary Flames
• Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
• Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
• Brock Nelson, New York Islanders
• Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
• Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

Chipotle NHL Pitch 'n Puck

• Johnny Gaudreau, Columbus Blue Jackets
• Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes
• Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars
• Nick Suzuki, Montreal Canadiens

Geico NHL Hardest Shot

• Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo Sabres
• Seth Jones, Chicago Blackhawks
• Josh Morrissey, Winnipeg Jets
• Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
• Elias Pettersson, vancouver Canucks

With files from The Associated Press


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