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Who is competing in accuracy shooting competition at NHL All-Star weekend?

We go over the participants for accuracy shooting in the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills Challenge on Friday night.

Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars
Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames handles the puck against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on February 1, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
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The 2022 NHL All-Star Game will take place on Saturday while the Skills Challenge will happen on Friday night this week. There are a bunch of competitions at the Skills Challenge, including the accuracy shooting competition. Here’s a look at the participants for this year’s event.

NHL Accuracy Shooting participants

Leon Draisaitl, EDM +500
Clayton Keller, ARI +1000
Rasmus Dahlin, BUF +1000
Sebastian Aho, CAR +500
Jake Guentzel, PIT +650
Troy Terry, ANA +600
Johnny Gaudreau, CGY +650
Patrice Bergeron, BOS +750
Jonathan Marchessault, VGK +800

Hockey fans will be familiar with a lot of players on this list, with Gaudreau and Marchessault drawing most of the headlines. Watch out for Aho and Bergeron to be contenders as well. Draisaitl and Terry actually have the most goals out of the group, with Guentzel coming in third for that metric. However, the stat to really be looking at is shooting percentage and Terry is the leader from this group when it comes to that number. He might be the betting favorite for this event.

Draisaitl is the favorite to win the event along with Aho. Those are the top 2 players skill-wise. Terry is getting a lot of love from odds makers given his shooting percentage; he has 25 goals in 43 games and at 25.3%, third in the NHL. Not that shooting percentage should matter going against targets in this competition. Just some food for thought.

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