SAN JOSE — Connor McDavid once again defended his crown as the NHL’s fastest skater by winning the All-Star Skills event for the third straight year. His winning time beat a field of seven others, including U.S. women’s national team player Kendall Coyne Schofield, who replaced an injured Nathan MacKinnon.
McDavid’s time of 13.378 beat his title-winning lap at the 2018 All-Star Skills in Tampa, but was just shy of his personal best of 13.172 set in 2017 in Los Angeles.
The quest for Fastest Skater title No. 4 will take place next year in St. Louis.
Coyne Schofield kicked off the event to U-S-A chants and impressed, then received a standing ovation after her turn.