NHL All-Star Skills competition final score, results: Connor McDavid shines in Toronto, wins $1 million prize

Connor McDavid doesn’t have anything to prove when it comes to how good he is at the game of hockey. However, it never hurts to remind the people just how talented the Oilers star is. 

On a night all about showcasing the skills, it was no surprise to see the best player on the planet dominate in front of a packed Toronto crowd. McDavid took home the top honors at the NHL All-Star Skills competition, finishing first in the 12-man challenge and winning a $1 million prize in the process.

The stars did not disappoint Friday night. In a battle that came down to other elite skaters such as Cale Makar, Auston Matthews and William Nylander, McDavid managed to beat out his other competitors at the last second of the 2024 event. 

The Oilers superstar won three of the first six challenges in Round 1, easily punching his ticket to Round 2. McDavid stumbled a bit during the One-on-One event in the second round, however, his strong showing to start was enough to get him in the final. 

It’s fitting that the last event — the Obstacle Course — was McDavid’s own inspiration. The Edmonton captain had a major part in designing the skills night, and the final challenge had his fingerprints all over it. So it was not a surprise to see McDavid dominate the final, beating Makar’s time by almost three seconds to be crowned the champion. 

The 2024 edition of the Skills competition differed from year’s past. Instead of there being a number of separate challenges throughout the night, the NHL elected for a 12-man competition, with players earning points in each round.

McDavid was one of those consulted on the format, and he viewed the changes as positive. 

“I thought it was a fun event,” McDavid said after the contest. “I hope the fans had fun, we put on a good show. I thought it was fun. 

“Everybody wanted to go back to the basics and show off the skills that we use on a nightly basis. I thought you saw some good speed, some good passing, some good shooting.”

The Sporting News tracked all the scores and results from the 2024 NHL All-Star Skills competition in Toronto. 

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NHL All-Star Skills competition results 2024

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
1 Connor McDavid 15 0 10 25
2 Cale Makar 11 1 8 20
3 Auston Matthews 8 4 6 18
4 William Nylander 7 5 4 16
5 Mathew Barzal 11 2.5 0 13.5
6 J.T. Miller 7.5 2.5 2 12
7 Elias Pettersson 10 0 X 10
8 Nathan MacKinnon 7 0 X 7
9 David Pastrnak 4.5 X X 4.5
9 Leon Draisaitl  4.5 X X 4.5
10 Quinn Hughes 4 X X 4
11 Nikita Kucherov 0.5 X X 0.5

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In this event, the 12 participants will partake in four of the first six events. The amount of participants per event will vary. 

For each challenge, players are competing for points based off their ranking. For example, first place earns five points, second get four, third receives three, fourth gets two and fifth receives.

After the first six events in Round 1, top eight skaters advance to Round 2, which is the one-on-one breakaway challenge. Once again, points are based off where each player finishes in the challenge. 

Finally, the top six point scorers after Round 2 advance to the third and final round — the Obstacle Course. In this event, points are worth double. Whoever has the most combined points at the end wins the skills competition and the $1 million prize. 

Final

Obstacle Course — Connor McDavid

McDavid does it. He wins his fourth challenge of the evening, dominating the Obstacle Course to secure the $1 million prize. He’s the greatest player on Earth, and he showcased exactly why in Toronto tonight. 

Place Player Result (Seconds) Points
1 Connor McDavid 40.606 10
2 Cale Makar 43.435 8
3 Auston Matthews 47.271 6
4 William Nylander 49.065 4
5 J.T. Miller 49.351 2
6 Mathew Barzal 1:16.850 0

Round 2

One-on-One — William Nylander

William Nylander shined in front of the home crowd, putting nine points on the board against Cam Talbot to win the One-on-One Challenge.

There were plenty of highlights in the event, including a New York vs. New York battle between Mat Barzal and Igor Shesterkin, and Alexandar Georgiev securing the $100,000 prize for the goalies. He turned aside the most shots against in the event, stoning Connor McDavid on multiple attempts. 

Elias Pettersson and Nathan MacKinnon failed to move out of Round 2, narrowing the field to six. 

Place Player Result (Points) Points
1 William Nylander 9 5
2 Auston Matthews 7 4
3 J.T. Miller 6 2.5
3 Mathew Barzal 6 2.5
5 Cale Makar 4 1
6 Connor McDavid 3 0
6 Elias Pettersson 3 0
8 Nathan MacKinnon 2 0

Round 1

Fastest Skater — Connor McDavid

In the words of Seth Rogan’s character from “Superbad” — “He’s a freak, he’s the fastest kid alive.” McDavid was the favorite to win Fastest Skater coming in, and he proved why in the first event, beating out Mat Barzal for the best time. 

Place Player Result (Seconds) Points
1 Connor McDavid 13.408 5
2 Mathew Barzal 13.519 4
3 Quinn Hughes 14.088 3
4 Cale Makar 14.089 2
5 William Nylander 14.164 1

One Timers — Nathan MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon was the second player to go in the One Timers event, but his 23 points were enough to hold on for the win. It looked like David Pastrnak may have eked out a win over the Avs star, however, he had his points taken back, leaving MacKinnon as the winner. 

Place Player Result (Points) Points
1 Nathan MacKinnon 23 5
2 David Pastrnak 22 3.5
3 Leon Draisaitl 22 3.5
4 Elias Pettersson 20 2
5 Nikita Kucherov 19 0.5
6 J.T. Miller 19 0.5
7 Mathew Barzal 16 0
8 Auston Matthews 15 0

Passing Challenge — Elias Pettersson 

Elias Petterson continues his sensational 2023-24 campaign, showcasing his superb passing skills to finish first in the Passing Challenge. The Canucks star barely edged out Makar for the top spot, getting his final pass just in time to earn three points. 

Place Player Result (Points)  Points
1 Elias Pettersson 25 5
2 Cale Makar 23 4
3 Mathew Barzal 21 3
4 Auston Matthews 19 2
5 William Nylander 16 1
6 Quinn Hughes 15 0
7 Nathan MacKinnon 13 0
8 Leon Draisaitl 12 0
9 Connor McDavid 10 0
10 J.T. Miller 7 0
11 Nikita Kucherov 5 0

Hardest Shot — Cale Makar

After missing out on first place in the Passing Challenge, Makar responded by taking the Hardest Shot event. His first attempt at 102.56 mph was just enough to beat J.T/ Miller’s try of 102.34 mph. 

Place Player Result (MPH) Points
1 Cale Makar 102.56 5
2 J.T. Miller 102.34 4
3 Elias Pettersson 98.40 3
4 Auston Matthews 96.22 2
5 David Pastrnak 95.27 1

Stick Handling — Connor McDavid

Who but McDavid? The wizard himself would not be beat in the Stick Handling contest, finishing the event in 25.755 seconds to claim his second challenge of the night. The Oilers star was a full second ahead of Barzal, who finished in second. 

Place Player Result (Seconds) Points
1 Connor McDavid 25.755 5
2 Mathew Barzal 26.929 4
3 William Nylander 27.232 3
4 Nathan MacKinnon 27.715 2
5 Leon Draisaitl 28.677 1
6 Quinn Hughes 29.038 0
7 Elias Pettersson 29.526 0
8 David Pastrnak 38.488 0
9 Nikita Kucherov 44.178 0

Accuracy Shooting — Connor McDavid

What more can you saw about McDavid? The Oilers superstar earns another win at the event, taking home his third skills challenge in the Accuracy Shooting. It helped him secure the top spot in Round 1. 

Place Player Result (Seconds) Points
1 Connor McDavid 9.158 5
2 Auston Matthews 9.341 4
3 J.T. Miller 13.587 3
4 William Nylander 14.099 2
5 Quinn Hughes 14.815 1
6 Nathan MacKinnon 15.958 0
7 Nikita Kucherov 16.460 0
8 Cale Makar 19.069 0
9 David Pastrnak 19.670 0
10 Leon Draisaitl 46.089 0

How to watch the 2024 NHL All-Star Skills competition

  • When: 7 p.m. ET Friday
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Fubo, ESPN+

The NHL All-Star Skills competition will air on ESPN in the United States. Viewers can also stream the event through Fubo, which offers a free trial in the U.S. and ESPN+. 

In Canada, fans can catch the competition on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. 

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