The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t necessarilly a team worthy of an All-Star but every team gets to have one (unless your guy is hurt or gets traded away, looking at you Seattle and Vancouver). For the Hawks, Seth Jones is the guy going this year.
It is kind of surprising that the Hawks aren’t sending Patrick Kane but he isn’t having his best season so it is probably good for him to go home and reset. The second half of his season is very blurry right now so he might as well enjoy his time away.
During his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jones had plenty of appearances in the All-Star game so this is nothing new for him. On Friday, we learned who is going to be doing what at the Skills Competition Friday. It is going to be an incredibly fun event for all hockey fans to watch.
For Jones, he is going to be competing in the NHL’s Hardest Shot Competition for the third time in his career. It will be his first time as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. This is the perfect comp for him as he can shoot the puck very hard.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a very good player competing in this event.
Jones is competing against Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres, Josh Morrissey of the Winnipeg Jets, Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, and Elias Petterson of the Vancouver Canucks. This is a group of hockey players that can absolutely bring it with their shots.
This is an event that can be won by literally anybody and Jones has as good of a chance as anybody. It should be really cool to see how this goes for Chicago’s top defenseman.
Following this skills competition, Jones will play with the rest of the Central Division All-Stars on Saturday in the three-on-three tournament.
Jones might be a defenseman with a big shot which is why his Skills Competition event is the hardest shot but he can also skate and make plays which will really help his team when the actual games are played.
With it being three-on-three, people will really see how good he is but it would also be nice to see him win the hardest shot with a triple-digit clapper. Beyond that, hockey fans are in for a treat with all of these amazing players putting on a show this weekend.