Coyotes’ Clayton Keller scores 3 times in 2023 NHL All-Star Game

Feb 4, 2023, 4:57 PM
Clayton Keller #9 of the Arizona Coyotes celebrates a goal with Seth Jones #4 of the Chicago Blackh...
Clayton Keller #9 of the Arizona Coyotes celebrates a goal with Seth Jones #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the Honda NHL All-Star Game at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL on February 4, 2023. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller had himself a productive Saturday afternoon in the 2023 NHL All-Star Game.

Keller contributed three goals and an assist to the Central Division’s run to the final, where it fell to the Atlantic Division.

In the event that features four teams in a small tournament bracket, Keller had two goals and an assist in the Central Division’s semifinal 6-4 victory against the Pacific Division.

That included a sweet flip to his backhand and a tidy finish in a 2-on-1 with St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

The 3-on-3 format offers plenty of open ice, so Tarasenko was able to find defenseman Seth Jones alone on the right, which set up Keller to sneak in back door for the easy tap-in off a smooth pass by Jones.

In the final versus the Atlantic Division, Keller scored again. He found himself on a breakaway and found an opening five hole.

It was Keller’s third overall appearance in the All-Star Game and second straight of his career. The 24-year-old has played in all 50 of Arizona’s contests this season and leads the team in goals (18), assists (23) and points (41).

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