Jan 14, 08:29
Fans chose Washington forward Ovechkin as division captain for NHL All-Star Game
The NHL has summed up the voting results for the selection of captains for the All-Star Game. Auston Matthews is selected captain of the Atlantic division, Nathan McKinnon is the captain of the Central division, and Connor McDavid is the captain of the Pacific division.
Photo: Alexander Ovechkin (global look press)
Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin has been selected captain of the Capital Division for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. reported on the NHL website.
“Many thanks to the fans,” Ovechkin said. – Obviously, it is a great honor for me to receive the captain’s patch, which indicates the respect of the fans. Obviously, this is a huge honor, a huge privilege, so it will be fun. “
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews voted captain of the Atlantic Division, Colorado Avalanche striker Nathan McKinnon for the Central Division, and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers for the Pacific Division.
In addition to Ovechkin from the Russians, goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky from Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Kirill Kaprizov from Minnesota Wild will take part in the All-Star Game.
Ovechkin beat two-time Stanley Cup winner on assists
The NHL All-Star Game will take place on February 5 in Las Vegas (USA). The elections of captains and participants of the exhibition evening were carried out on the league’s website by means of a vote of the fans.
This season, Ovechkin has 52 points (24 goals + 28 assists) in 37 games. The fans have chosen the Russian to participate in the All-Star Game for the eighth time. So many times not a single player has been chosen from those who will take part in the evening.