Dunk tank, golf event among 3 additions to NHL All-Star Skills Competition
The NHL is leaning into the sunny backdrop at the 2023 All-Star Game in Florida.
On Tuesday, the league announced three new events for the upcoming All-Star Skills Competition: Splash Shot, Pitch 'n Puck, and Tendy Tandem.
Splash Shot will take place on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Four teams of two players will compete head-to-head shooting at targets, with the winner dunking their opponents into a water tank.
Pitch 'n Puck uses a combination of hockey and golf shots. Six players will play a par 4 on an island green. If there's a tie, a longest-drive competition will determine the winner.
In Tendy Tandem, one goaltender from each division is designated as either a shooter or a netminder. The shooting goaltender will attempt to hit a target from a designated mark, with his results determining how many players get to shoot for his team. The netminder from the opposing division will then face one, two, or three players, depending on the points earned by the shooting goalie.
Fastest skater, hardest shot, breakaway challenge, and accuracy shooting all return to the 2023 All-Star Game as well.
Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo will participate as a celebrity goaltender in the breakaway challenge. Team USA's Alex Carpenter and Hilary Knight, as well as Team Canada's Emily Clark, Rebecca Johnston, and Sarah Nurse will also take part in the festivities.
The individual winner of each event will earn $30,000.
The All-Star Skills Competition kicks off Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. ET. The All-Star Game will take place the following day.