Though they missed their scheduled morning flight out to Raleigh, Capitals’ All-Stars Mike Green and Alex Ovechkin arrived just in the knick of time for the NHL’s first ever All-Star Fantasy Draft. For Caps’ fans, the most notable moment of the draft occurred in the second round, when MG52 announced Team Staal’s selection of Ovechkin with the third overall pick. With a big grin, the Russian Machine made his way up to the stage, embraced Green, and proudly put on the fourth all-star jersey of his young career. Photos of the night can be seen below.

Alex Ovechkin

Ovi’s intrigued by the media onslaught. (Photo credit: Harry How)

Alex Ovechkin

“Gilette chose me, so it means I have a very good face.” (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox)

Alex Ovechkin puts on his All-Star jersey

Steven Stamkos: mesmerized by greatness. (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)

Eric Staal shakes Ovechkin's hand

Eric Staal was later provided with a bucket of ice to stop the swelling. (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)

Ovechkin shares a laugh with Sedin and Cam Ward

Sedin + Ovechkin = Ward? (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)


The Sedin Twins: lost without each other. (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)