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The NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition, originally known as the National Hockey League All-Star Skills Competition, is an event on the night preceding the All-Star Game. Started at the 41st National Hockey League All-Star Game in Pittsburgh in 1990, the NHL uses the event to showcase the talents of its all-star participants. Events include shot accuracy, fastest skater, Puck Control Relay, hardest shot, Breakaway Challenge, and an Elimination Shootout. The teams are broken up in a similar fashion to how the All-Star Game is broken up; either by conference or world vs. North America. Points are given to the winning conference at the end of each event.

Puck Control Relay

The purpose of the event is to be fastest skater over the course while also maintaining control of the puck through a series of pylons. There are two races; the first where each team has three skaters in a race against each other and the second for the best individuals of each conference. One goal awarded to the winning team of each competition.


Season Team Player
1990 Campbell Conference none
1991 Campbell Conference none
1992 Campbell Conference none
1993 Wales Conference none
1994 Western Conference Russ Courtnall
1996 Western Conference Pierre Turgeon
1997 Western Conference Geoff Sanderson
1998 World Teemu Selanne
1999 North America Paul Kariya
2000 World Paul Kariya
2001 North America Paul Kariya
2002 World none
2003 Eastern Conference Martin St. Louis
2004 Western Conference Rick Nash
2007 Western Conference Rick Nash
2008 Western Conference Shawn Horcoff

Fastest skater

The purpose of the event is to be fastest skater around a lap of the rink. There are two competitions; one for the team and one for the fastest individual


Season Team Player
1992 Campbell Conference Sergei Fedorov
1993 Wales Conference Mike Gartner
1994 Western Conference Sergei Fedorov
1996 Western Conference Mike Gartner
1997 Eastern Conference Peter Bondra
1998 North America Scott Niedermayer
1999 World Peter Bondra
2000 World Sami Kapanen
2001 North America Bill Guerin
2002 World Sami Kapanen
2003 Western Conference Marian Gaborik
2004 Eastern Conference Scott Niedermayer
2007 Western Conference Andy McDonald
2008 Western Conference Shawn Horcoff
2009 Western Conference Andrew Cogliano

Hardest shot

The purpose of the event is to have the hardest shot. Two points are awarded; one for the team with the highest average and one for the individual with the hardest shot. Zdeno Chara owns the record for the hardest shot with 105.4 mph in 2009, besting Al Iafrate's previous record of 105.2 mph.


Season Team Player
1990 Campbell Conference Al Iafrate
1991 Campbell Conference Al MacInnis
1992 Campbell Conference Al MacInnis
1993 Wales Conference Al Iafrate
1994 Eastern Conference Al Iafrate
1996 Western Conference Dave Manson
1997 Eastern Conference Al MacInnis
1998 North America Al MacInnis
1999 North America Al MacInnis
2000 North America Al MacInnis
2001 World Fredrik Modin
2002 North America Sergei Fedorov
2003 Western Conference Al MacInnis
2004 Eastern Conference Sheldon Souray
Adrian Aucoin
2007 Eastern Conference Zdeno Chara
2008 Eastern Conference Zdeno Chara
2009 Eastern Conference Zdeno Chara

Most accurate shot

The purpose of the event is to hit the four targets attached to the four corners of a goal. Two points are awarded; one for the team with highest accuracy and one for the individual with that is most accurate. On seven occasions has a player hit all four targets on the minimum number of attempts; Ray Bourque in 1992 and 1993, Mark Messier in 1996, Jeremy Roenick in 2004, Tomas Kaberle in 2008, and Dany Heatley, and Evgeni Malkin in 2009.


Season Team Player
1990 Wales Conference Ray Bourque
1991 Campbell Conference Mark Messier
1992 Wales Conference Ray Bourque
1993 Wales Conference Ray Bourque
1994 Western Conference Brendan Shanahan
1996 Eastern Conference Mark Messier
1997 Eastern Conference Ray Bourque
1998 North America Ray Bourque
Peter Forsberg
Brendan Shanahan
1999 North America Ray Bourque
Keith Tkachuk
Jeremy Roenick
2000 World Ray Bourque
Viktor Kozlov
2001 North America Ray Bourque
2002 North America Jarome Iginla
Markus Naslund
2003 Eastern Conference Jeremy Roenick
2004 Eastern Conference Jeremy Roenick
2007 Eastern Conference Eric Staal
Marian Hossa
2008 Eastern Conference Tomas Kaberle
2009 Eastern Conference Evgeni Malkin

Breakaway Challenge

The purpose of the event is to use teamwork to score on a breakaway against an opposing goalie. Points are awarded to the team with the most goals and the individual goalie who lets in the least number of goals. From the 2007–08 season onwards, the Breakaway Challenge format was changed to a "slam dunk" style challenge, where individual shooters showcase creative and skillful breakaways, with the winner being determined by fan voting via text messaging.


Season Team Player
1991 Campbell Conference Mike Vernon
1992 Wales Conference Mike Richter
Don Beaupre
1993 Campbell Conference Jon Casey
Mike Vernon
Ed Belfour
1994 Western Conference Curtis Joseph
1996 Eastern Conference Dominik Hasek
1997 World Dominik Hasek
Guy Hebert
1998 World Dominik Hasek
1999 World Dominik Hasek
Arturs Irbe
2000 World Tommy Salo
2001 World Sean Burke
Evgeni Nabokov
2002 North America Dominik Hasek
Patrick Roy
2003 Western Conference Patrick Roy
2004 Eastern Conference Roberto Luongo
2008 Eastern Conference Alexander Ovechkin
2009 Eastern Conference Alexander Ovechkin

Elimination Shootout

The purpose of the event is for individual scorers to try to score on a breakaway against an opposing goalie. Shooters who score stay alive in the contest while those failing to score are eliminated. The contest goes until all shooters are eliminated but one, with that shooter being the winner.


Season Team Player
2008 Western Conference Dion Phaneuf
2009 Western Conference Shane Doan

Overall winner

Season Team
1991 Campbell Conference
1992 Wales Conference
1993 Campbell Conference
1994 Western Conference
1996 Western Conference
1997 Eastern Conference
1998 World
1999 World
2000 World
2001 North America
2002 World
2003 Western Conference
2004 Eastern Conference
2007 Western Conference
2008 Eastern Conference

External links

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