That fact does not seem to be lost on his teammates.
As Carlson skated around the group, Goaltenders coach Olie Kolzig wielded his stick like a sword and raised it in salute. The rest of Carlson’s teammates slammed theirs loudly against the ice and cheer. Carly let out a big grin.
What a great moment.
Also great: Ovechkin’s perspective on making the Olympic team in general.