San Jose Sharks to host 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend

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The NHL All-Star Game will be returning to San Jose next season when the Sharks play host on the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 2019.

“All-Star Weekend brings the NHL family together in celebration of our sport. Our players, our teams, our fans and our partners gather around a number of very special events and activities, and our host city steps into a bright world-wide spotlight,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “In 2019, our stars will display their skills and the City of San Jose, the SAP Center at San Jose and the Sharks will showcase their hospitality. We’re looking forward to a terrific All-Star Weekend in San Jose.”

San Jose last hosted the event in 1997, two years after their originally scheduled All-Star Weekend was cancelled because of the 1994-95 lockout. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 11-7 with Mark Recchi’s hat trick powering him to MVP honors.

There was another hat trick in the game from Owen Nolan, who provided one of the All-Star Game’s greatest moments with his point at Dominik Hasek before capping off his three-goal performance.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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