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

2024 NHL All-Star Game

The 2024 NHL All-Star Game will be hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario on February 3rd.

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.

Results of previous games

The year Venue Results
2023 Sunrise, Florida Central Division (5:7) Atlantic Division
2022 Paradise, Nevada Metropolitan Division (5:3) Central Division
2021 It was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic 

2025 NHL All-Star Game

No information on dates and venues for the next The National Hockey League 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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