The 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend in Sunrise, Florida was a memorable one for St. Louis Blues forward, Vladimir Tarasenko. The Central Division All-Star scored a goal and added three assists, giving him four points in the opening game against the Pacific Division. His point total was enough to propel the Central Division to the All-Star Final, though they eventually fell to the Atlantic Division 7-5.
Tarasenko’s performance at the All-Star Weekend ranks him second in Blues history in points recorded at the All-Star Game. In four appearances, Tarasenko has nine points (two goals, seven assists) and trails only Brett Hull’s 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in seven appearances. Fans of the Blues can look to other notable players who have represented the team in the All-Star Game such as Ryan O’Reilly, Adam Oates, Jordan Kyrou, Garry Unger, Pavol Demitra, Red Berenson, Brian Sutter, and Chris Pronger.
The NHL All-Star Weekend is always an exciting event, and Tarasenko’s performance was certainly a highlight of the 2023 edition. His four points were not enough to earn the Central Division a win in the Final, but they demonstrate the immense skill that Tarasenko brings to the ice each and every night.