NHL Stars Match 2022: Captains, rosters, coaches for the 67th annual match

The NHL’s decision not to send players to the Olympics this year means that the league’s best talent will instead demonstrate its skills in the Star Game to be played in Las Vegas on February 5th.

As in previous years, 11 players from each division (nine skaters and two goalkeepers) will compete in a 3-on-3 tournament, with the winner taking it all. The NHL on Thursday announced 10 entrants for each division, with fans in the Last Man In competition voting for 11th place on the roster.

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There are plenty of famous faces in this year’s All-Star Game, such as Connor McDavid, Victor Hedman, Nathan MacKinnon and Alex Ovechkin, as well as 18 newcomers to their first All-Star Game, a group with subtitles by Cale Makara.

Here’s everything you need to know about Captains, Rosters, and Coaches NHL Stars Match 2022:

Who are the captains of the NHL 2022 All-Star Game?

The following players were chosen by the fans as the division’s captains: Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (Atlantic), Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (Central), Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) and Oilers forward Connor McDavid (Pacific).

What are the rosters for the NHL 2022 Stars?

Atlantic Division

Head Coach: Andrew Brunette, Panthers

Pos. name team Appearance
F Drake Battherson senators 1
F Patrice Bergeron Bruins 3
F Jonathan Huberdeau Panthers 2
F Dylan Larkin red wings 2
F Auston Matthews (C) Maple leaves 4
F Nick Suzuki Canadiens 1
D Rasmus Dahlin Saber 1
D Viktor Hedman Bay Lightning 3
TBD Vote Winner Last Man In
G Jack Campbell Maple leaves 1
G Andrey Vasilevsky lightning 4

Metropolitan Division

Head Coach: Genus Brind’Amour, Hurricanes

Pos. name team Appearance
F Sebastian Aho Hurricanes 2
F Claude Giroux leaflets 7
F Jack Hughes Devils 1
F Alex Ovechkin (C) Capitals 1
F Chris Krieder Rangers 2
D Adam Fox Rangers 1
D Adam Pelech Islanded 1
D Zach Werenski Blue jackets 2
TBD Vote Winner Last Man In
G Frederik Andersen Hurricanes 2
G Tristan Jarry Penguins 2

Central Division

Head Coach: Jared Bednar, Avalanche

Pos. name team Appearance
F Kyle Connor Nozzles 1
F Alex DeBrincat Blackhawks 1
F Kirill Kaprizov Fierce 1
F Clayton Keller Coyotes 2
F Jordan Kyrou Blues 1
F Nathan MacKinnon (C) Avalanche 4
F Joe Pavelski stars 4
D Cale Makar Avalanche 1
TBD Vote Winner Last Man In
G Juuse Saros Predators 1
G Cam Talbot Fierce 1

Pacific Division

Head Coach: Pete DeBoer, Golden Knights

Pos. name team Appearance
F Leon Draisaitl Oilers 3
F Jordan Eberle Kraken 2
F Johnny Gaudreau Flames 6
F Adrian Kempe kings 1
F Connor McDavid (C) Oilers 5
F Timo Meier Sharks 1
F Mark Stone Golden Knights 1
D Alex Pietrangelo Golden Knights 3
TBD Vote Winner Last Man In
G John Gibson Ducks 3
G Thatcher Demko Canucks 1

Which players were chosen as the Last Men In?

Fans can vote for four players from a list of 32 candidates to determine the All-Star Last Men In 2022 NHL, who will round the rosters. Fans can cast 10 votes during the 24 hours ending Monday, January 17th. The top four voters in each division will then join the All-Star team of their respective division. You can find the link to the vote here.

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Who are the head coaches of the NHL 2022 All-Star Game?

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Head coaches for the Star Game are interim Panthers coach Andrew Brunette, Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar and Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer.

Their teams had the highest percentage of points in their respective divisions through matches played on January 10.


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