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If the NHL Did a 3 v 3 Tournament, Who Would represent their respective Team?

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

For the past couple of years, the NHL has done a 3-on-3 tournament on All-Star Weekend. They have also done the 3-on-3 overtimes in the regular season for the past couple of years as well. On NHL 18, I enjoy playing 3-on-3 mode. If the entire league had a 3-on-3 tournament, who would be the six forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies for each team?

Metropolitan Division: Pittsburgh Penguins: Forwards: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel, and Bryan Rust. Defenseman: Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, and Brian Dumoulin. Goalies: Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry.

Washington Capitals: Forwards: Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson, and Jakub Vrana. Defenseman: John Carlson, Michal Kempny, and Dmitry Orlov. Goalies: Braden Holtby and Phoenix Copley.

Philadelphia Flyers: Forwards: Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek, Travis Konecny, and Nolan Patrick. Defenseman: Shayne Gostisbehere, Ivan Provorov, and Robert Hagg. Goalies: Brian Elliott and Alex Lyon.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Forwards: Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Alexander Wennberg, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin, and Boone Jenner. Defenseman: Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, and Markus Nutivaara. Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo.

Carolina Hurricanes: Forwards: Jordan Staal, Victor Rask, Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravinen, and Michael Ferland. Defenseman: Justin Faulk, Dougie Hamilton, and Jaccob Slavin. Goalies: Scott Darling and Petr Mrazek.

New Jersey Devils: Forwards: Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Kyle Palmieri, Brian Boyle, Jesper Bratt, and Marcus Johansson. Defenseman: Will Butcher, Andy Greene, and Damon Severson. Goalies: Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid.

New York Rangers: Forwards: Vladislav Namestnikov, Mike Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, and Jimmy Vesey. Defenseman: Brady Skeji, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Marc Staal. Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist and Alex Georgiev.

New York Islanders: Forwards: Mathew Barzal, Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, and Andrew Ladd. Defenseman: Ryan Pulock, Adam Pelech, and Johnny Boychuk. Goalies: Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner.

Atlantic Division: Toronto Maple Leafs: Forwards: John Tavares, William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, Nazem Kadri, and Zach Hyman. Defenseman: Morgan Reilly, Jake Gardiner, and Nikita Zaitsev. Goaleis: Frederik Andersen and Curtis McElhinney.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Forwards: Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, J.T. Miller, Alex Killorn, Brayden Point, and Tyler Johnson. Defenseman: Victor Hedman, Mikhail Sergachev, and Ryan McDonagh. Goalies: Andrei Vasilevskiy and Louis Domingue.

Boston Bruins: Forwards: David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Donato, Jake DeBrusk, and Danton Heinen. Defenseman: Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, and Torey Krug. Goalies: Tuukka Rask and Jarsolav Halak.

Buffalo Sabres: Forwards: Jack Eichel, Casey Mittelstadt, Kyle Okposo, Sam Reinhart, Jeff Skinner, and Patrik Berglund. Defenseman: Rasmus Dahlin, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Marco Scandella. Goalies: Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark.

Detroit Red Wings: Forwards: Henrik Zetterberg, Dylan Larkin, Filip Zadina, Tyler Bertuzzi, Justin Abdelkader, and Andreas Athanasiou. Defenseman: Trevor Daley, Mike Green, and Niklas Kronwall. Goalies: Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard.

Florida Panthers: Forwards: Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad, Evgenii Dadonov, Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Vincent Trocheck. Defenseman: Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, and Mark Pysyk. Goalies: Roberto Luongo and James Reimer.

Ottawa Senators: Forwards: Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Bobby Ryan, J.G. Pageau, Mark Stone, and Zack Smith. Defenseman: Cody Ceci, Thomas Chabot, and Erik Karlsson. Goalies: Craig Anderson and Mike Condon.

Montreal Canadiens: Forwards: Brendan Gallagher, Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, and Paul Byron. Defenseman: Shea Weber, Karl Alzner, and Jeff Petry. Goalies: Carey Price and Charlie Lindgren.

Central Division: Nashville Predators: Forwards: Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson, Kyle Turris, Kevin Fiala, and Calle Jarnkrok. Defenseman: Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and P.K. Subban. Goalies: Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros.

Winnipeg Jets: Forwards: Patrik Laine, Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Kyle Connor. Defenseman: Dustin Byfuglien, Josh Morrissey, and Tyler Myers. Goalies: Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit.

St. Louis Blues: Forwards: Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko, Tyler Bozak, Ryan O'Reilly, Alexander Steen, and Patrick Maroon. Defenseman: Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, and Joel Edmundson. Goalies: Jake Allen and Chad Johnson.

Colorado Avalanche: Forwards: Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Ratanen, Gabriel Laneskog, Alexander Kerfoot, Carl Soderberg, and Tyson Jost. Defenseman: Tyson Barrie, Samuel Girard, and Ian Cole. Goalies: Semyon Varlamov and Philipp Grubauer.

Dallas Stars: Forwards: Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov, Jason Speeza, Devin Shore, and Radek Faska. Defenseman: Marc Methot, John Klingberg, and Esa Lindell. Goalies: Ben Bishop and Anton Khudobin.

Minnesota Wild: Forwards: Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, Eric Staal, Jason Zucker, and Mikael Granlund. Defenseman: Jared Sprugeon, Ryan Suter, and Matt Dumba. Goalies: Devan Dubnyk and Alex Stalock.

Chicago Blackhawks: Forwards: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, Artem Anisimov, Brandon Saad, and Nick Schmaltz. Defenseman: Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Erik Gustafsson. Goalies: Cam Ward and Corey Crawford.

Pacific Division: San Jose Sharks: Forwards: Logan Couture, Evander Kane, Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, and Joe Thornton. Defenseman: Brent Burns, Justin Braun, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Goalies: Martin Jones and Aaron Dell.

Calgary Flames: Forwards: Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, James Neal, Matthew Tkachuk, Mikael Backlund, and Michael Frolik. Defenseman: Noah Hanifin, Mark Giordano, and T.J. Brodie. Goalies: Mike Smith and Jon Gillies.

Vegas Golden Knights: Forwards: Erik Haula, William Karlsson, Reilly Smith, Jonathan Marchessault, Paul Stastny, and Alex Tuch. Defenseman: Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, and Deryk Engelland. Goalies: Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban.

Arizona Coyotes: Forwards: Marian Hossa, Michael Grabner, Alex Galchenyuk, Christian Dvorak, Clayton Keller, and Dylan Strome. Defenseman: Jakob Chychrun, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and Alex Goligoski. Goalies: Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper.

Anaheim Ducks: Forwards: Patrick Eaves, Adam Henrique, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Rickard Rakell, and Ryan Kessler. Defenseman: Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, and Josh Manson. Goalies: John Gibson and Ryan Miller.

Edmonton Oilers: Forwards: Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Puljujarvi, and Ryan Strome. Defenseman: Adam Larsson, Matt Benning, and Oscar Klefbom. Goalies: Cam Talbot and Al Montoya.

Los Angeles Kings: Forwards: Jeff Carter, Ilya Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar, and Tyler Toffoli. Defenseman: Drew Doughty, Dion Phaneuf, and Alec Martinez. Goalies: Jonathan Quick and Jack Campbell.

Vancouver Canucks: Forwards: Brock Boeser, Sven Baertschi, Sam Gagner, Loui Eriksson, Bo Horvat, and Brandon Sutter. Defenseman: Alex Biega, Alexander Edler, and Christopher Tanev. Goalies: Jacob Markstrom and Anders Nilsson.

Is there anyone for each that I missed?