The NHL kicked off All-Star Weekend with the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills Competition at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday, and the festivities did not disappoint.

While the skills competition featured the classic Accuracy Shooting, Breakaway, Fastest Skater and Hardest Shot challenges, three new events with some South Florida flair debuted: the Splash Shot, Pitch 'n Puck and Tendy Tandem.

If you weren't able to catch all of the festivities, keep reading for a recap and some highlights of all of the events.

Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater

Preliminary round

  • Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes: 13.757 (Advanced to final)
  • Kevin Fiala, Los Angeles Kings: 13.997 (Advanced to final)
  • Chandler Stephenson, Vegas Golden Knights: 14.197
  • Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings: 14.558
  • Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche: 22.304 (wiped out)


Final round

  • Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes: 13.699 seconds
  • Kevin Fiala, Los Angeles Kings: 14.114 seconds

Carolina Hurricanes star Andrei Svechnikov beat his preliminary round time of 13.757 seconds to claim the Fastest Skater crown, defeating Los Angeles Kings forward Kevin Fiala with a time of 13.699 seconds in the final round.

Svechnikov is just the second Hurricanes/Whalers player to win the Fastest Skater event, joining Sami Kapanen, who won in 2000 and 20