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2023 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition odds

We go over the offerings on DraftKings Sportsbook for the skills comp at All-Star weekend.

Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings warms up prior to the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena on February 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will take place this weekend with the Skills Competition happening Friday night at 7 p.m. ET from Sunrise, FL. While there are plenty of competitions, including a few new ones, we’re going to go over which skills comps DraftKings Sportsbook will let you bet on.

2023 NHL Skills Competition odds

Fastest Skater odds

Cale Makar +200
Dylan Larkin +275
Chandler Stephenson +450
Kirill Kaprizov +550
Kevin Fiala +900
Andrei Svechnikov +900

Update — Makar has overtaken Larkin as the favorite as we approach 7 p.m. ET and the start of tonight’s festivities.

Update — Fiala has been added to the field and Makar has moved up to second-best odds behind Larkin.

As a general rule of thumb for these events, there’s almost always value in the long shots. Last year, we saw Jordan Kyrou win the fastest skater and he was not the favorite going in. Makar, Kaprizov and Svechnikov have plenty of value in the fastest skater comp. Larkin has done it before but is also older and thus less motivated. Stephenson is interesting as a first-time All-Star.

Accuracy Shooting odds

Connor McDavid +400
Jack Hughes +400
Artemi Panarin +700
Nikita Kucherov +750
Leon Draisaitl +750
Vladimir Tarasenko +750
Aleksander Barkov +850
Nazem Kadri +1200
Brock Nelson +1200
Kevin Hayes +1200

Update — Hughes has moved up and is even with McDavid for best odds to win. Draisaitl has dropped along with Kadri and Kucherov is now third in terms of odds.

There are a few players who stand out aside from the Oilers duo. Hughes feels like a great bet. He’s still young and motivated to win at the ASG skills comp. He’s also really, really good at hockey. Kucherov and Panarin are veterans who aren’t get as much respect based on the odds. Nelson and Hayes at long odds has appeal just from how we’ve seen these types of contests go in the past. It’s worth noting this field is almost completely new from last year. Draisaitl finished last in 2022.

Hardest Shot odds

Elias Pettersson +230
Alex Ovechkin +250
Josh Morrissey +330
Seth Jones +600
Rasmus Dahlin +600

Update — Dahlin has dropped down to worst odds to win while Ovechkin has moved slightly. Morrissey was once at the bottom of the odds board and has moved even with Pettersson. Morrissey appears to be the sharp play.

Generally you go for the defenseman in this. Ovechkin is the only veteran and he and Pettersson are the two forwards. Ovechkin won this event back in 2018. Other than that, defensemen have won hardest shot 11 of the past 12 All-Star games. So we get pretty sizable value in Dahlin, Jones and Morrissey. Seth Jones is the tallest at 6’4” while Dahlin is 6’3” and Morrissey 6’0”. Jones or Dahlin feel good here.