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50th National Hockey League All-Star Game
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50th National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 50th National Hockey League All-Star Game was part of the 1999-2000 NHL season, and took place in Toronto's Air Canada Centre on February 6, 2000.

The all-star week festivities saw the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game played on February 2, and an exhibition game between the Canadian and American women's national teams on February 3. The Heroes of Hockey game and the Skills Competition were held on February 5. It is to note that the opening face-off for the Heroes of Hockey game were Ted Lindsay and Fleming Mackell, two players who played in the 1st National Hockey League All-Star Game.

The week also was a good sendoff for Wayne Gretzky, who had retired the previous season. His #99 was raised to the rafters, despite him never playing for the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, as a show of his number's league-wide retirement. Gretzky also made it clear that he would not partake in any oldtimer or Heroes of Hockey game unless it was held in Edmonton, a statement that was realized with the Heritage Classic three years later.

The team selection, like in previous years, were marred by controversy, as many of the best players were not selected onto the team. Critics of the selection process claimed that the fault lied with the selection of the all-star reserves by an anonymous group of team general managers and executives, and others claimed that the fact that each team had to be represented was a big impediment.

Table of contents
1 North American All-Star Roster
2 World All-Star Roster
3 Scoring Summary

North American All-Star Roster

; Head Coach : Pat Quinn, Toronto Maple Leafs ; Assistant Coach : Roger Neilson, Philadelphia Flyers

Starting Lineup


World All-Star Roster

; Head Coach :
Scotty Bowman, Detroit Red Wings ; Assistant Coach : Joel Quenneville, St. Louis Blues

Starting Lineup

Note: Dominik Hasek was voted to the starting lineup, but did not play. He was replaced by Roman Turek in the lineup.


Scoring Summary

; Final Score : World 9, North America 4

; Shots on Goal : World 20-13-15-48, North America 12-11-9-32 ; MVP :
Pavel Bure ; Referees : Kerry Fraser, Don Koharski ; Linesmen : Gerard Gauthier, Ray Scapinello ; Attendance : 19,300