All You Need to Know: Kyle Connor and All-Star Weekend

Winnipeg Jets, Kyle Connor (81). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Winnipeg Jets, Kyle Connor (81). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports /

Winnipeg Jets star forward, Kyle Connor, has officially arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game which is being hosted by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Connor is the lone Jets representative at the prestigious event this season and he definitely deserved this accolade. Connor has been Winnipeg’s most consistent player this season and has been the team’s most valuable player during the first half of the 2021-2022 season.

The twenty-five-year-old is leading the Jets in goals, assists, and points. He has an astonishing 20 goals, along with 20 assists. He also has 12 more points than any of his Jets’ teammates with a total of 45 in 42 games played.

Kyle Connor will look to turn on the Jets in the Fastest Skater

The NHL All-Stars Skills competition will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. central time. You will be able to watch the skills on ESPN, ESPN+, SN, and TVAS.

The NHL will have some brand new events this year which includes the Fountain Face-off where players will be shooting pucks at targets outdoors on the Fountains of Bellagio.

Connor will not feature in that event or the other new event, rather Connor will be participating in a classic and fan favorite, the Fastest Skater.

Connor will put his speed to the test as he will race against Connor McDavid, Cale Makar, Jordan Kyrou, Dylan Larkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Chris Kreider, and Adrian Kempe to see who the fastest skater at this weekend’s event is.

It will be no easy task for Connor in his faster skater debut, as he will have to beat the frontrunner, McDavid, who has already won this event three times throughout his career.

The All-Star Game

After tonight’s fun festivities, tomorrow the players will take to the ice at T-Mobile Arena to compete for their divisions at the All-Star Game. The “game” is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT and you can view the game(s) on ABC, SN, TVAS, ESPN+, and SN Now.

The “Game” is actually a tournament which is comprised of three mini-games that are twenty minutes each and the games will be three-on-three action rather than five-on-five.

The Metropolitan Divison will face off against the Pacific Division and the Central Division will match up against the Atlantic Division. The two winners of these games will then meet for the championship to declare a winner.

Winnipeg Jets Fans: Do you predict that Kyle Connor and the Central Division will win the All-Star Game? Leave your comments below!

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