The glorified three-on-three hockey tournament the NHL is calling the All-Star Game now has its captains. On Saturday afternoon, the NHL announced that Washington’s Alex Ovechkin will captain the Metropolitan Division all-star team.
The first round of players named to the all-star game also includes Jaromir Jagr, Patrick Kane, and John Scott. Along with Ovechkin, those players will serve as captains of their respective divisional teams.
Kane leads all players in points this season, Jagr leads all active players in career points, Ovechkin is one of the best scorers of all-time, and John Scott is a half-funny, half-cruel prank concocted by online fan voting.
The league will pick the other 40 players who participate in the tournament, which will be held at the end of January.
This is the ninth time Ovechkin has been named to the All-Star team and the sixth time he’ll participate in the game. Ovechkin was named to the 2011-12 team but declined to play due to a suspension.
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