" Karlsson went after me, so I was like, 'Okay, I think I might have beaten him, ' but I didn't know how long it took me".
Leon Draisaitl, the contest's official victor, was able to pull this off in a shade over 1:09.
However, Coyne Schofield was the only one to participate in an official capacity, replacing Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon in the fastest skater event.
And his team tweeted out an invitation to Kendall Coyne Schofield.
Team USA alternate captain Brianna Decker, who plays for the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, demonstrated the passing challenge portion of the skills competition.
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Coyne Schofield led off the eight skaters, posting a time of 14.346 seconds.
Overall, a pretty good weekend for women's hockey.
Knight ran the fastest skater event last season at the NHL All-Star Game. If there is any justice in this world, the CWHL and other women's hockey leagues around the world will get a ton of donations in the next few days. Setting aside Coyne's performance for the moment, let us consider Decker's as an example of this fact. Unfortunately the National Hockey League did not clock her demonstration so her time was not official, and while her performance was not televised, it was documented on social media.
"When she took off, I was like "Wow", McDavid said.
"She's a really good skater and I would say it's an unbelievable thing for the game to see her participate like that in an event like this", McDavid said. Draisaitl received a nice $25,000 check as the "winner" bringing new new meaning to the phrase "may the best man win". The competition's best performer did not receive its prize, which instead was reserved for whichever man finished first.
Coyne Schofield's husband was rooting hard for her Friday from home, just like he was in the stands in PyeongChang at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The message was heard, as hockey manufacturing company CCM decided they were going to pay the 27-year-old.