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The 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend will take place Feb. 1-3, hosted by the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

The All-Star draft returned and took place on Thursday, with NHL stars as captains along with a celebrity co-captain. The four teams are: Team Matthews (Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, Justin Bieber); Team McDavid (Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Will Arnett); Team MacKinnon (Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Tate McRae); and Team Hughes (Quinn Hughes, Jack Hughes, Michael Bublé).

The All-Star skills competition will have a revamped format and will take place Friday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN+). The All-Star Game will finish off the festivities on Saturday, Feb. 3 (3 p.m. ET, ABC and ESPN+).

The initial list of 32 All-Stars (one per team) was revealed on Jan. 4. An additional 12 players (eight skaters and four goalies) were voted in by fans at NHL.com/vote, and revealed on Jan. 13.

Note: Stats are through the games of Jan. 31.

2024 All-Stars Teams

Team Matthews

Celebrity captain Justin Bieber

Age: 26
GP: 46 | G: 40 | A: 18


Age: 29
GP: 47 | G: 7 | A: 33


Age: 27
GP: 47 | G: 23 | A: 38


Age: 26
GP: 47 | G: 20 | A: 33


Age: 25
Rec: 16-9-2 | GAA: 3.04 | SV%: .900


Age: 25
GP: 48 | G: 20 | A: 25


Age: 26
GP: 48 | G: 13 | A: 38


Age: 28
Rec: 19-12-1 | GAA: 2.86 | SV%: .899


Age: 29
GP: 51 | G: 24 | A: 27


Age: 26
GP: 50 | G: 18 | A: 25


Age: 30
GP: 49 | G: 15 | A: 31

Team McDavid

Celebrity captain Will Arnett

Age: 27
GP: 43 | G: 20 | A: 47


Age: 28
GP: 45 | G: 23 | A: 34


Age: 30
Rec: 23-9-3 | GAA: 2.20 | SV%: .924


Age: 27
GP: 49 | G: 33 | A: 39


Age: 23
GP: 48 | G: 13 | A: 25


Age: 24
GP: 49 | G: 17 | A: 35


Age: 28
GP: 49 | G: 37 | A: 25


Age: 35
Rec: 23-10-2 | GAA: 2.51 | SV%: .910


Age: 30
GP: 35 | G: 13 | A: 5


Age: 24
GP: 49 | G: 13 | A: 29


Age: 30
GP: 48 | G: 15 | A: 19

Team MacKinnon

Celebrity captain Tate McRae

Age: 28
GP: 49 | G: 31 | A: 53


Age: 25
GP: 44 | G: 12 | A: 46


Age: 36
GP: 46 | G: 27 | A: 23


Age: 27
Rec: 27-11-2 | GAA: 2.91 | SV%: .898


Age: 26
GP: 42 | G: 19 | A: 26


Age: 26
GP: 45 | G: 17 | A: 37


Age: 29
GP: 46 | G: 12 | A: 9


Age: 25
Rec: 16-3-7 | GAA: 2.30 | SV%: .924


Age: 26
GP: 50 | G: 22 | A: 20


Age: 29
GP: 49 | G: 9 | A: 23


Age: 28
GP: 50 | G: 13 | A: 27

Team Hughes

Celebrity captain Michael Bublé

Age: 24
GP: 49 | G: 12 | A: 50


Age: 22
GP: 32 | G: 15 | A: 30

Note: Jack Hughes will not play due to injury.


Age: 25
GP: 49 | G: 27 | A: 37


Age: 30
GP: 49 | G: 32 | A: 53


Age: 28
Rec: 26-8-1 | GAA: 2.44 | SV%: .920


Age: 27
GP: 31 | G: 18 | A: 11


Age: 24
GP: 47 | G: 22 | A: 19


Age: 25
GP: 47 | G: 19 | A: 31


Age: 36
Rec: 14-13-5 | GAA: 2.59 | SV%: .911


Age: 26
GP: 49 | G: 30 | A: 22


Age: 30
GP: 49 | G: 21 | A: 46


Age: 29
GP: 50 | G: 22 | A: 14

Injured players who will not participate

Age: 18
GP: 39 | G: 15 | A: 18


Age: 27
GP: 42 | G: 19 | A: 25

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Get ready for the all new NHL All-Star Skills challenge

Get a sneak peek at what the format of the new-look NHL All-Star Skills challenge looks like.

Unlike in years past, where every All-Star would compete in at least one event, the new format will see just 12 All-Stars duking it out in a series of eight events, with points earned for placement in each. The player who has the most points at the end will receive $1 million.

The participants this year are: David Pastrnak, Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, Mathew Barzal, Nikita Kucherov, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller.

The events (and competitors) for the 2024 All-Star skills competition are:

  • Fastest skater (Nylander, Hughes, Makar, Barzal, McDavid)

  • Hardest shot (Matthews, Makar, Pastrnak, Miller, Pettersson)

  • Stickhandling (Hughes, McDavid, Pettersson, Kucherov, Draisaitl, MacKinnon, Pastrnak, Barzal, Nylander)

  • One-timers (Pettersson, MacKinnon, Draisaitl, Kucherov, Miller, Matthews, Barzal, Pastrnak)

  • Passing challenge (MacKinnon, Nylander, Makar, Barzal, Miller, Kucherov, Hughes, McDavid, Pettersson, Matthews, Draisaitl)

  • Accuracy shooting (Kucherov, Makar, McDavid, Hughes, Miller, Pastrnak, MacKinnon, Nylander, Draisaitl, Matthews)

  • The NHL shootout (top eight)

  • The NHL obstacle course (top six)

Each player chose four of the first six events in which to compete; the four lowest scoring players after those first six will be eliminated. For the shootout, the remaining eight players get to select which goalie they will shoot against (with the lowest score choosing first). The top six scores after that event move on to the final stage, the obstacle course, where point totals are doubled.

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Vogelbach’s slow HR trot draws ire of Yanks’ Cole

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TAMPA — Having Gerrit Cole walk off the mound mid at-bat in the first inning would usually mean disaster for the New York Yankees. But spring training is different.

Cole, making his spring debut Friday night, gave up a two-run home run and a triple before manager Aaron Boone pulled him during a 1-2 count six batters into the Yankees’ 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

But the Yankees’ ace reappeared in the second inning — that’s allowed in spring training — to smoothly complete his workday, retiring the side in order and facing two more hitters in the third inning. In all, he allowed two earned runs on four hits across the two-plus innings. He threw 39 pitches.

“I’m executing the way I want to execute there,” Cole said.

The only issue Cole had Friday had nothing to do with his own performance. It was with Blue Jays designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach, who punctuated his two-run blast off Cole in the first inning with a bat flip and trot that bothered the right-hander.

“What’s the day?” Cole said. “Are we still in February? March 1st? Yeah, he enjoyed that homer.”

Asked if he would remember Vogelbach’s enjoyment, Cole replied: “I don’t forget a lot of things.”

Cole, 33, was one of the few bright spots during the Yankees’ disappointing 2023 season. The right-hander went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA in 209 innings across 33 starts. The performance earned him his first Cy Young Award.

This year, he tops a starting rotation with a few question marks. Friday was a solid start even if he didn’t finish the first inning.

“It was good to be out there again,” Cole said, “and yeah, the stuff was pretty good.”

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Sources: Giants, 3B Chapman agree on $54M deal

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Matt Chapman, regarded as one of the best defensive infielders in baseball, agreed to a three-year, $54 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.

The deal also includes opt-outs after the first and second year of the agreement.

Chapman’s deal is very similar in structure to that of Cody Bellinger, who re-signed with the Chicago Cubs last week, with his highest salaries at the outset of the contract. Like Bellinger, Chapman also has the built-in opportunity to test the market again if he has a better season offensively than in 2023.

Chapman, who turns 31 in April, won his fourth Gold Glove Award in 2023 with the Toronto Blue Jays. Since the start of the 2018 season, he ranks first among all players at that position in defensive runs saved and he is third in outs above average.

As Chapman moved into free agency this fall, however, some talent evaluators privately expressed doubts about their interest in him because of his offensive performance — 71 homers over the past three seasons, but with a .226 batting average and 537 strikeouts in 446 games.

His 2023 season was a microcosm of the good and bad he’s generated at the plate: After starting very well and batting .384 in April, he flatlined, generating a .205/.298/.361 slash line the rest of the way. Evaluators noted his trouble against fastballs.

The Giants have had difficulty signing high-end free agents in recent winters, with their overtures to Aaron Judge and others turned down. The addition of Chapman should complement what is expected to be a good pitching staff — including sinkerballer Logan Webb.

The New York Post first reported Chapman’s deal with the Giants.

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Rodon allows 4 HRs vs. prospects in sim game

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New York Yankees left-hander Carlos Rodon allowed four homers to minor leaguers over three innings during a simulated game with the wind blowing out in Florida on Friday.

“I don’t want to give up homers, but I’m glad I give it up to our guys,” Rodon said. “Makes them feel good about themselves.”

Josh Breaux, Agustin Ramirez, Ben Rice and Jose Rojas went deep. After Rojas’ homer in the final inning, Rodon struck out three of his final four batters, including top prospect Spencer Jones twice.

“I had some sequences there at the end,” Rodon said. “Got some work on curveballs and work on the cutter, so it’s good.”

While the outing wasn’t great, Rodon feels healthy and that’s most important after an injury-marred 2023 where he went 3-8 with a 6.85 ERA in 14 starts.

Rodon, 31, is in the second year of a six-year, $162 million contract he signed with the Yankees last winter.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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