A year after winning the hardest shot at the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition with a 102.8 mile-per-hour slap shot, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson did better than last year at 104.5 but came in second with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber, who has won the event in four times, taking it with a 105.9 mile an hour shot before he topped it with a 106.5 mile-per-hour one at the 2020 event at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
Personal best for #Johnny4Norris! pic.twitter.com/ihQyrYmWeF
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 25, 2020
Weber snapped a two-year streak that a Capital had won the event. Captain Alex Ovechkin won it with a 101.3 mile-per-hour shot at the 2018 All-Star Skills.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby participated in the saves streak challenge and finished with five consecutive stops, which tied Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom fort he fourth-most among the eight goalies that took part of it.
Here are the results of the hardest shot competition:
Hardest Shot final standings.
Shea Weber 106.5
John Carlson 104.5
Elias Pettersson 102.4
Mark Giordano 102.1
Victor Hedman 102.1
Seth Jones 98.8
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) January 25, 2020
By Harrison Brown