The 5 best performances at the NHL Skills Competition in NY Islanders history

2023 NHL All-Star - Skills Competition
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John Tavares

NHL Accuracy Shooting, 2016

In 2016, Islanders captain John Tavares, wearing a ski cap and the classic white Islanders jersey, hit all four targets in 12.294 seconds to win the NHL Accuracy Shooting competition. He wasn't perfect (it took him five shots), but he didn't need to be, and his victory helped Team East to a lopsided victory over Team West 29 points to 12.

"We're more nervous than you think. You take us out of our element a little bit," Tavares said after winning the event. "The accuracy shooting is not quite the same kind of pace. You have a lot more time to think, whereas in a game or in practice, you're going on a read and trusting your instincts. It's just such a different pace than we're used to, but we should have enough skill to adapt."