Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper, Winnipeg’s Paul Maurice, Washington’s Todd Reirden and Calgary’s Bill Peters will serve as the head coaches for NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, Calif., the league announced Saturday.
They are the coaches of the teams with the highest points percentage — points earned divided by total possible points — in each of the four divisions as of the regular season’s midway point on Saturday.
Cooper’s Lightning (.805, 32-7-2) lead the Atlantic, Maurice’s Jets (.650, 25-13-2) lead the Central, Reirden’s Capitals (.650, 24-12-4) lead the Metropolitan, and Peters’ Flames (.643, 25-13-4) lead the Pacific.
The All-Star showcase features a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring teams representing each of the four NHL divisions.
—Field Level Media