BrindAmour, Brunette, Bednar, DeBoer named coaches for NHL All-Star Game


Rod Brind’Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes (Metropolitan), Andrew Brunette of the Florida Panthers (Atlantic), Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche (Central) and Peter DeBoer of the Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific) will coach their respective divisions at the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Feb. 5 (3 p.m. ET, ABC, SN, TVAS).

Their teams have the highest points percentages (points earned divided by total possible points) in their respective divisions through Jan. 10.

Brind’Amour will be coaching his first All-Star Game. He has led the Hurricanes (24-7-2, .758 points percentage), to the best points percentage in the NHL this season. Carolina is tied with the New York Rangers for first in the Metropolitan Division but has a better points percentage (.758 to .676). Brind’Amour won the Jack Adams Award last season as voted as the top coach in the NHL after leading Carolina to a 36-12-8 record.

This will also be the first All-Star Game for Brunette, who is in his first season with the Panthers (23-7-5, .729) after taking over for Joel Quenneville, who resigned on Oct. 28. Florida is tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for first in the Atlantic Division but has a better points percentage (.729 to .689).

Bednar will also be making his first All-Star Game appearance. He has guided Colorado (22-8-2, .719) to third place in the Central Division but they have a better points percentage than the first-place Nashville Predators (.667) and second-place St. Louis Blues (.653). He is the first Avalanche coach named to the All-Star Game.

DeBoer will be making his second All-Star Game appearance as a coach. He has the Golden Knights (23-14-1, .618) in first place in the Pacific Division. DeBoer, then with the San Jose Sharks, was coach for the Pacific Division in 2017.

The All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, showcasing teams from each NHL division. Each of the four teams will include six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders.

The All-Star Game Rosters, including the four team captains, as selected via the 2022 NHL All-Star Fan Vote, will be revealed live Thursday at 6 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN).

Details on voting for the 2022 NHL All-Star Last Men In, which will give fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star roster on, also will be provided.

The 2022 NHL All-Stars Skills presented by DraftKings Sportsbook will take place on Feb. 4 (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS).

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