There’s a new fastest skater in the NHL. New York Islanders center Mat Barzal took down three-time defending champion Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers Friday night.
MAT BARZAL WINS THE FASTEST SKATER COMPETITION. u2b50ufe0f@NYIslanders | #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/rs4yjQrgmh
— #NHLAllStar on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 25, 2020
Barzal recorded a winning lap time of 13.175 seconds, which defeated both McDavid (13.215) and Chris Kreider of the crosstown New York Rangers (13.509).
Not only did Barzal win, he nearly broke the competition’s all-time record.