The 2003 NHL YoungStars Game began on February 1, 2003 at the 53rd NHL All-Star Game.
It was decided that the assistant coaches of the team with the best points percentages in their respective conferences through the games of January 8, 2003 were selected as coaches for the Eastern Conference and Western Conference YoungStars, respectively.
The YoungStars players were selected by the NHL's Hockey Operations Department, in consultation with League General Managers.
The game will be played using five skaters and one goaltender per team. The duration will consist of three 10-minute periods, running time with 15-second stops after goals.
There will be a four-minute break between periods. If the score is tied after three periods, a sudden-death shootout will determine the winner.
The Eastern Conference is considered as the home team.
Washington's Brian Sutherby won the MVP award for the Eastern Conference YoungStars by scoring two goals and an assist as the East cruised to an easy 8–3 victory.
Stephen Weiss also scored a goal and an assist for the East to thrill the Panthers' fans in attendance.