Dylan Larkin wins Fastest Skater challenge, sets record at All-Star Skills Competition
Dylan Larkin is officially the fastest skater in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings forward recorded a time of 12.894 seconds to win the Fastest Skater challenge at the All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday.
With the victory, the 19-year-old rookie was given an opportunity to defeat Mike Gartner's fastest skater record of 13.386 seconds. Despite a stumble on the final turn, Larkin posted a time of 13.172 seconds to set a new NHL record.
The Eastern Conference won three of the four races overall to take an early lead in the competition.
Here are the individual results:
Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin defeated Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi with a time of 12.89.
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad defeated Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene with a time of 13.63.
Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall defeated Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson with a time of 13.654.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang defeated Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien with a time of 14.81.
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