Vintage photos: Alex Semin takes picture of Alex Ovechkin in front of Calder Trophy
Alex Semin was a recent surprise guest at the Capitals-Penguins game on Thursday. The former Capital, who announced his retirement from hockey over the summer, got a big ovation from the crowd as a tribute video played above on the jumbotron.
Semin finished his career in Washington with the sixth most goals in franchise history (197) and remains the only Capitals player to hit the 40-goal mark in the Ovechkin era besides Ovi himself.
Semin’s appearance brought back memories for Capitals PA announcer Wes Johnson, who has been calling games for the team since they moved into Capital One Arena. Wes has seen a lot of great things during his time with the club, including a moment that happened around 16 years ago.