BRIDGESTONE NHL FASTEST SKATER
- Five players from each team compete (one Rookie, four All-Star skaters).
- Order of skaters - Backwards, Goalies, Rookies, two All-Stars
- *WINNER* Carl Hagelin, NYR (rookie) - 12.963, 13.218s (final)
- Kris Letang, PIT (backwards) - 14.301
- Jonathan Quick, LA (goaltender) - 16.939
- Keith Yandle, PHX - 13.731
- Erik Karlsson, OTT - 13.021
- Brian Campbell, FLA (backwards) - 14.826
- Jimmy Howard, DET (goaltender) - 17.514
- Colin Greening, OTT (rookie) - 12.993, 13.303 (final)
- Phil Kessel, TOR - 13.203
- Marian Hossa, CHI - 13.343
Competition Rules and Regulations
- The referee shall make all necessary rulings regarding the skills competition events.
- Prior to the competition the team captains will determine which players are participating in which event and order of participation.
- Tie Situation - Captains participate in a shootout if the competition ends in a tie. Captains chose their Goalie.
- Six points available.
- Winner of each heat scores one point
- The contest consists of five races, (two players skating at one time) plus one final match race featuring the fastest skater from each team.
- One skater from each team is positioned side by side on the start line, both skaters race towards the same end zone, both turn outward, skate to the opposite end zone, turn back and skate past centre ice to the finish line.
- The winner of each match is the skater with the fastest time as recorded by the timing devices.
- In case of a clock malfunction, the official time will be recorded by the referee’s stop watch.
- The player from each team with the fastest time will meet in the final match to determine the NHL’s Fastest Skater.
- If a preliminary race ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded one point. If final is tied , skaters race again.