Competitors named for NHL skills competition
This year's NHL skills competition will consist of six events, the fastest skater, breakaway challenge, accuracy shooting, hardest shot, elimination shootout and a new relay challenge. Alex Ovechkin will take part in the breakaway challenge and hardest shot competition while Mike Green will participate in the relay and the fastest skater events. All skaters participate in the elimination shootout.
There will be two groups from each team that compete in the relay, which include a one-timer event where three shooters, with the assistance of a passer, must score three goals over an eight inch barrier; a passing event where one player must complete a pass into six nets set up around the rink; a puck control event where players will skate around cones; a stick handling event where a skater maneuvers through obstacles and a four-target accuracy shooting event.
Check out the full list of player assignments for the various events on NHL.com.
| January 29, 2011; 4:36 PM ET
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