NHL All-Star Skills 2019: McDavid wins third straight Fastest Skater

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.

Connor McDavid 13.378
Jack Eichel: 13.582
Mathew Barzal: 13.780
Miro Heiskanen: 13.914
Elias Pettersson: 13.930
Cam Atkinson: 14.152
Kendall Coyne Schofield: 14.346
Clayton Keller: 14.526

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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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