Report: McDavid, Makar among Fastest Skater participants

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Two of the NHL's most electrifying players will battle for the title of fastest skater at the upcoming All-Star Skills Competition in Las Vegas.

Connor McDavid and Cale Makar will headline the event along with six other speedsters, ESPN's Greg Wyshynski reports.

Here's the reported list of competitors:

Player Position Team
Cale Makar D Colorado Avalanche
Dylan Larkin F Detroit Red Wings
Connor McDavid F Edmonton Oilers
Adrian Kempe F Los Angeles Kings
Chris Kreider F New York Rangers
Jordan Kyrou F St. Louis Blues
Evgeny Kuznetsov F Washington Capitals
Kyle Connor F Winnipeg Jets

McDavid is a three-time winner, having taken the title every year from 2017-2019, and he can break Mike Gartner's all-time record for victories in the event if he prevails. New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal defeated McDavid in 2020, and there was no event last year.

Makar was a finalist for the Norris Trophy in 2021 and won the Calder in the previous campaign. He's captivated the hockey world this season, with his elite skating ability leading to several jaw-dropping goals.

Kreider entered Tuesday's slate tied for the league lead with 31 goals. Larkin was the competition's victor back in 2016.

The skills competition will be held Friday night before the All-Star tournament takes place Saturday afternoon.

Report: McDavid, Makar among Fastest Skater participants
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