NHL All-Star Skills Competition Format & Participants

Check out all of the latest information on the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

Atlantic Division forward Dylan Larkin (71) of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates during the 2022-23 NHL All-Star Game.
Atlantic Division forward Dylan Larkin (71) of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates during the 2022-23 NHL All-Star Game. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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The Detroit Red Wings, like the rest of the league, are pushing toward the 2023-24 NHL All-Star Game & NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which will take place the first few days of February as teams get a break from the action. While most teams are already through their first 42 games, the all-star break serves as an excellent middle ground.

For the Detroit Red Wings, even in a year where they look much better than they have in the past, only one player will be in Toronto for the All-Star Weekend festivities. Alex DeBrincat was bestowed this honor, being the Red Wings lone representative heading to Toronto.

While Dylan Larkin was one of the players speculated to make the cut, he was not on the All-Star rosters ahead of this year's festivities. He has been the team's lone representative for the last few seasons, even taking part in the NHL All-Star Skills competition a couple of times in the past.

He's competed in & won the NHL Fastest Skater contest and a few of the other traditional NHL All-Star Skills competition challenges. This year, Alex DeBrincat heads to Toronto, looking to get his chance to represent his hometown squad. He may not be on the ice for the NHL All-Star Skills competition, but he'll be around for All-Star Weekend.

In 2023-24, the Skills Competition will look a little different. This year's competition will change pace from what it has been in years past, with hopes of amping up the players' compete-level.

A look at the 2023-24 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, its format & participants.