It’s that time of year again. The fan voting for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game is now open and it features three Devils among the 120 players appearing.
Once again, as in the past few seasons, fans will actually be voting for the captains of the four NHL divisional teams that will be competing in the 3-on-3 mini tournament (three games, each comprising a twenty minute “period” of a larger game) at the All-Star Game.
Devils on the ballot to be considered for Metropolitan Division captain are forwards Nico Hischier, Jack Hughes and defenseman Dougie Hamilton.
The 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend will take place February 4 and 5, 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
According to a staff report put out by the Devils, in the fan voting, a vote can be cast online (at NHL.com/Vote) for a player from each of the NHL’s four divisions – regardless of position. Voting opens today (December 11, 2021) and will end at 11:59 PM ET on January 8, 2022.
The top voted players from each division, again, the press release stresses that this is regardless of position, so goalies can be named captains here, will be the captains of their respective division at the All-Star Game.
When voting, fans can choose “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 report notes that fans can use the hashtag #NHLAllStar on social media and that more details regarding the All-Star Weekend will be revealed in the next few weeks.
Hischier previously represented the Devils at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. Hughes and Hamilton have not appeared in a midseason All-Star Game yet.