Alex Ovechkin is just the second player in NHL History to get an All-Star selection at multiple positions, joining Mark Messier, who won it playing center and left wing.
What’s even more surprising is that he was nominated for 2nd-team honors, at left wing. It’s a strange pick because he only played four games out of the 48 at that position. Yes, I did say four. I didn’t know that you could make second team honors for just playing 8% of the season at that particular position. But after all, we’re talking about Alex Ovechkin here.
That feat is something Messier was never able to do, receive all-star selections for more than one position in a given season.