NHL All-Star Game 2012: Roster, Date, Start Time and TV Schedule

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2012

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30:  Team Staal players Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins and Mike Green #52 of Washington Capitals react against Team Lidstrom in the 58th NHL All-Star Game at RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With the NHL All-Star Game just a few days away, it’s time to familiarize ourselves with the roster and figure out which events during the weekend we are going to watch.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to watch it all.

Between the fantasy draft to start the weekend, the Skills Competition on Saturday and the actual All-Star Game on Sunday, I don’t know what I’m more excited about.

The only thing certain is that the Ottawa Senators are hosting the event and they will blow it out. Having the All-Star Game in Canada will be viewed as a wise move by the NHL when the crowds go absolutely insane!


Where: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

When: Sunday, January 29, 4:00 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC Sports Network (USA), CBC (Canada)


What We’re Watching For

All-Star Fantasy Draft

As it was last season, the teams will be chosen by the captains at a live event on Thursday night. Each captain will select a player from the pool of All-Stars until they have a complete roster. This is a fun twist on the conventional idea of having the two different conferences play each other. We live in a fantasy world and the NHL is just a fantasy girl.

Skills Competition

One of the best parts of every All-Star weekend is the Skills Competition. From the fastest skater to the hardest slapshot, this event shows the true skills of the best players in the league. There is just something cool about seeing giant defensemen smash a puck well over 100 miles per hour or watching a sniper hit four plates in the net on four shots. That’s why they get the big bucks.

All-Star Game

Do I really need to explain why this is awesome? Get all of the best players in the league together for a scrimmage game that turns into a plethora of dream line combinations and enormous totals. If you liked the NHL in the 80s, you will love All-Star Game hockey.


Full Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 26

2:30-3 p.m.: NHL Trophy Procession

3-10 p.m.: Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair

3-10 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures

8-9:30 p.m.: 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft

Friday, Jan. 27

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures

7 p.m.: Energizer Night Skate at NHL All-Star

8:00 p.m.: SiriusXM NHL All-Star Concert in The Cabin

Saturday, Jan. 28

9 a.m.-12 noon: 2012 Canadian Tire NHL Junior Skills National Championship

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures

7 p.m.-9 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition

Sunday, Jan. 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures

4 p.m.: 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game


Complete 2012 All-Star Roster


CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 7: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames with the puck from his 500th goal scored against the Minnesota Wild during third period NHL action on January 7, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by
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Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins

Jason Pominville, Buffalo Sabres

Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames

Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

John Tavares, New York Islanders

Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 17:  Joffrey Lupul #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs waits for a faceoff in a game against the Ottawa Senators on January 17, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Senators defeated the Leafs 3-2. (Photo by
Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs (A)

Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators (Fan Vote)

Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators (Fan Vote) (C)

Milan Michalek, Ottawa Senators (Fan Vote)


Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins (C)

Brian Campbell, Florida Panthers

Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators

Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Dan Girardi, New York Rangers

Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers

Keith Yandle, Phoenix Coyotes

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30:  (EDITORS NOTE: A special effects camera filter was used for this image.) Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes for Team Lidstrom poses for a portrait before the 58th NHL All-Star Game at RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleig
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Alex Edler, Vancouver Canucks

Dennis Wideman, Washington Capitals

Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs (Fan Vote)

Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators (Fan Vote)


Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (A)

Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins (Fan Vote)

12 Rookies

Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres

Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes

Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30:  (EDITORS NOTE: A special effects camera filter was used for this image.) Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers for Team Staal poses for a portrait before the 58th NHL All-Star Game at RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Ral
Harry How/Getty Images

Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers

Craig Smith, Nashville Predators

Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils

Adam Larsson, New Jersey Devils

Colin Greening, Ottawa Senators

Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers

Matt Read, Philadelphia Flyers

Cody Hodgson, Vancouver Canucks

(C) = Captain

(A) = Assistant Captain


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