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.
Ovi’s intrigued by the media onslaught. (Photo credit: Harry How)
“Gilette chose me, so it means I have a very good face.” (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox)
Steven Stamkos: mesmerized by greatness. (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)
Eric Staal was later provided with a bucket of ice to stop the swelling. (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)
Sedin + Ovechkin = Ward? (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)
The Sedin Twins: lost without each other. (Photo credit: Dave Sandford)