Connor McDavid | Photo: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Skills competitions were held last night as part of the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game week. Edmonton “Oilers” star Connor McDavid triumphed in them.
This season, 12 hockey players participated in the NHL skill tests, who competed for one million dollars and a golden skate. Each player participated in four drills at first, but then progressed to eight of them. At the end, the top six competed in an obstacle course for the grand prize.
McDavid, Matthew Barzal, Kyle McCar, Jonathan “JT” Miller, Auston Matthews, and William Nylander participated in the main test. McDavid outscored Makar in his skating, triumphing in the overall ranking of the skills competition. Makar was second, while Matthews finished the race in third place.
“It looks like it was entertaining,” McDavid admitted. “From the side of the competition, it was definitely visible. I put a lot of effort into winning this one. Everyone competed seriously and tried to put on a good show. It seems that we did it and can feel satisfied. In the end it all depends on the fans and I hope they enjoyed it.”