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2016 NHL All-Star Skills Competition Rosters

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Kuznetsov, Backstrom, and Holtby get their assignments for tonight's skills competition

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After some heavy deliberation yesterday, the Eastern Conference captains have made their selections for tonight's skills competition, assigning at least one of the Caps to participate in four of the six events. And unlike past years, this might actually matter - the winning team gets to decide if they want their three-on-three game to be the first or second of the two semifinals tomorrow. Now those are some high stakes...

Here's how it shakes out for the East:

Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater

Dylan Larkin, DET
Brandon Saad, CBJ
Erik Karlsson, OTT
Kris Letang, PIT

Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge

Brandon Saad, CBJ
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH
P.K. Subban, MTL
Cory Schneider, NJD

DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting

John Tavares, NYI
Patrice Bergeron, BOS
Claude Giroux, PHI
Evgeni Malkin, PIT
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (passer)
Jaromir Jagr, FLA (passer)

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay

Relay 1
Aaron Ekblad, FLA (one-timer RH)
Erik Karlsson, OTT (one-timer RH)
Steven Stamkos, TBL (one-timer RH)
Patrice Bergeron, BOS (one-time passer)
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (mini net passer)
Justin Faulk, CAR (puck control)
Claude Giroux, PHI (stick handling)
Braden Holtby, WSH (goalie goals)

Relay 2
Ryan McDonagh, NYR (one-timer LH)
Leo Komarov, TOR (one-timer LH)
Ryan O'Reilly, BUF (one-timer LH)
Jaromir Jagr, FLA (one-time passer)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH (mini net passer)
Kris Letang, PIT (puck control)
Dylan Larkin, DET (stick handling)
Ben Bishop, TBL (goalie goals)

AMP NHL Hardest Shot

Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Evgeni Malkin, PIT
Steven Stamkos, TBL
P.K. Subban, MTL

Discover NHL Shootout

Round 1
Evgeni Malkin, PIT
Jaromir Jagr, FLA
P.K. Subban, MTL
Ryan O'Reilly, BUF
Leo Komarov, TOR
Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Roberto Luongo, FLA (goaltender)

Round 2
Patrice Bergeron, BOS
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH
Steven Stamkos, TBL
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH
Ryan McDonagh, NYR
Justin Faulk, CAR
Braden Holtby, WSH (goaltender)

Round 3
Claude Giroux, PHI
Dylan Larkin, DET
John Tavares, NYI
Kris Letang, PIT
Erik Karlsson, OTT
Brandon Saad, CBJ
Cory Schneider, NJD (goaltender)

Catch the Caps and those other schlubs live on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada at 7 p.m., ET / 6 p.m., CT.

Need a refresher on the rules? Click here for the full breakdown of events and scoring.