NHL All-Star Game

Publication date: 23 Aug 2022

About the NHL All-Star Game

The National Hockey League All-Star Game is a friendly game between the best active players in the NHL held annually in late January and February. 

Official NHL website

2023 NHL All-Star Game

The 2023 National Hockey League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise on 4 February. For the second time, the Florida Panthers will host the All-Star Game. The first was in 2003.

History of the NHL Winter Classic

The first official All-Star Game was played in the 1947/1948 NHL season. There had been several earlier occasions when charity hockey matches had been played.

In 1951, the All-Star Game changed to an All Stars vs. Stanley Cup Champions. The 1951 and 1952 games in the new format ended in a draw, so the League reverted to the previous format.

In 1969, a new format was introduced where Western Division players competed against Eastern Division players.

The 1998 game and the next five games were played with new updates, where North American hockey players competed against world hockey players.

In its entire existence, the All-Star Game has not been played nine times:

  • 1979 and 1987, due to games against the USSR national team. In 1979, the Challenge Cup replaced the traditional All-Star Game. The USSR national team defeated the NHL team by a score of 2:1.
  • 1995, 2005, 2013, due to lockout.
  • 2006, 2010, 2014, because of occupation at the Olympic Games in Turin, Vancouver, Sochi.
  • 2021, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Previous NHL All-Star Game results

The year Venue Results
2022 Paradise, Nevada Metropolitan Division (5:3) Central Division
2020 It was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic 
2020 St. Louis, Missouri Pacific Division (5:3) Atlantic Division 

2024 NHL All-Star Game

No information on dates and venues for the next NHL All-Star Game is available yet.

Keep an eye on the dates of hockey games and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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