It’s been over a decade since Alex Ovechkin called Nicklas Backstrom’s name at the NHL draft and Backstrom joined the team a season later. Now, the two are not only thinking about ending their careers together, but they’re also reflecting on how they started.
Recently, the superstars sat down for a far-ranging Capitals Talk podcast with Rob Carlin.
“He really took me under his wing when I got here,” Backstrom said of Ovechkin’s role in those early years. “[He] drove me around and showed me the city. As a young group of guys we were well-connected on the ice and off the ice.”