Las Vegas–Earlier today, the National Hockey League announced the voting window has opened for the 2018 NHL All Star Game “Captains Ballot” that will be hosted by Tampa Bay Lightning at AMALIE Arena.
Great news for the newest NHL franchise in the league is that forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-André Fleury have made the list of choices for the captains ballot.
The All-Stars will once again take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring four teams, one for each NHL division. Fans will cast votes online at NHL.com/vote and via the NHL App for one player from each Division, without regard to position. Voting concludes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 1, with the top vote-getters by division – regardless of position – named All-Stars and captains.
Fans will be permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per 24-hour period for each fan is 10.
The ballot page at NHL.com/vote will include a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, which will be updated every Wednesday.
- NHL.com/vote will feature interactive ballots available in eight languages – English, French, Czech, Finnish, German, Russian, Slovak and Swedish – and accessible anywhere in the world.
- The NHL App will offer fans a mobile interactive ballot in English and French that will be available on most devices.
- Fans also can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
Eligible residents of 50 U.S./D.C. and Canada who vote online at NHL.com/vote can enter in the 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote Sweepstakes for a chance to win one Grand Prize: a trip for two to attend the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend in Tampa. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. For sweepstakes rules, visit NHL.com/vote.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend.
The League’s mid-season showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).