Who won the 2017 NHL All-Star Game? LOS ANGELES — Wayne Simmonds checked all the boxes at the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game, including scoring the winning goal for the Metropolitan Division in a 4-3 victory against the Pacific Division in the championship of the 3-on-3 tournament at Staples Center on Sunday.
Why are there 4 NHL All-Star teams? Instead of breaking its All-Star Game into rosters from two conferences, the NHL opted to give teams to all four of its divisions starting with the 2016 edition. The Atlantic, Central, Metropolitan and Pacific divisions compete in a three-on-three tournament in which a majority of the NHL’s top players are on display.
Are there 4 NHL All-Star teams? West. In 2011, the NHL adopted captains drafts, which lasted for three seasons before switching to the current format. Since 2016, the NHL All-Star Game has been a four-team tournament with three games being played to decide the winner.
How many NHL All-Star teams are there? The career leader in selections is Gordie Howe, named to a total of 21 all-star teams (12 first, 9 second), all with the Detroit Red Wings. Alexander Ovechkin is the only player in history to be named to both all-star teams in the same season (as a left and right winger respectively) because of a voting error.