Voting is now open for the 2019 All-Star Game, and six Capitals are on the ballot. Once again the NHL is deciding the captains by a fan vote. Stanley Cup Champions Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and TJ Oshie all made the list.
Write-in votes are also available if you’re feeling cheeky.
The top vote-getter in each division will be named captain in the three-on-three tournament and skill competition.
Ovechkin has been an All-Star seven times. Holtby has made three straight appearances, while Backstrom and Kuznetsov made their only appearances in 2016. Oshie and Carlson have never been.
The Capitals have the second-highest number of players eligible. The hosting San Jose Sharks have seven, but they could’ve saved some room by just picking their obvious winner, Brent Burns.
NEW YORK – The 2019 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ presented by adidas [sic], which allows fans to determine the four captains for the 2019 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, now is open online at NHL.com/Vote and via the NHL® App.
This marks the fourth straight year that fans can vote for captains of the four All-Star teams. adidas, the authentic outfitter of on-ice uniforms and an official supplier of licensed apparel and headwear of the NHL, is the presenting sponsor of the NHL All-Star Fan Vote for the first time.
The 2019 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend will once again consist of a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring four teams – one for each NHL division. Fans can cast votes online at NHL.com/Vote and via the NHL App for one player from each division, without regard to position. Voting concludes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 23, with the top vote-getters by division – regardless of position – named All-Stars and captains.
Fans are permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per 24-hour period for each fan is 10.
How to vote:
• NHL.com/Vote features interactive ballots available in eight languages – English, French, Czech, Finnish, German, Russian, Slovak and Swedish – and accessible anywhere in the world.
• The NHL App offers fans a mobile interactive ballot that is available on most devices.
• Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
Eligible residents of the United States and Canada who vote online at NHL.com/Vote can enter in the 2019 NHL All-Star Fan Vote Sweepstakes for a chance to win one Grand Prize: a trip for two to attend the 2019 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend in San Jose. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. For Sweepstakes rules, visit NHL.com/Vote.
The event will be held in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The skills competition will be Friday, January 25 at 6 PM PT, and the All-Star three-on-three tournament starts on Saturday, January 26 at 5 PM PT. The Fan Fair starts on January 22 and goes through January 27.
The NHL.com staff writers put together their projection of the final rosters, but since they didn’t put all six Capitals on the Metro division, they’re definitely wrong.
Make sure to get your votes in before December 23.
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