Home-Ice Stars Shine in Toronto

02/05/2024 Home-Ice Stars Shine in Toronto

By: Jeff Yoder

With Canadian Justin Bieber as Celebrity Captain, Maple Leafs & Auston Matthews’ Squad Win Toronto-Hosted All-Star Weekend

It was all about Toronto (and Canada) this weekend at the NHL All-Star festivities. For the the first time in a dozen years, the All-Star Game was hosted north of the border, and Toronto made sure to take advantage. Famous Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber, was the celebrity captain for the team led by Maple Leafs’ star Auston Matthews. Matthews selected three other Toronto teammates in the All-Star Draft — Mitchell Marner, William Nylander and Morgan Rielly — before winning the 3-on-3 slate. They beat Team (Connor) McDavid 7-4 in the finals to cap a celebratory weekend in Toronto with a victory for the home fans. Here’s a rundown of the best moments and highlights from NHL All-Star weekend.


All-Star Skills Champion: Connor McDavid(Oilers)

All-Star Game MVP: Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)


All-Star Game Semi-Finals

Team McDavid def. Team MacKinnon (4-3)

Team Matthews def. Team Hughes (6-5)


All-Star Game Final

Team Matthews def. Team McDavid (7-4)


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