May 12, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates with the puck during the first period in game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Ovechkin Gets 6th All-Star Nod, 1st As RW


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.

The Washington Capitals star, who’s earned a all-star selection five times at left wing, had 32 goals in the shortened 48 game season, as well as winning the Hart trophy, as the  League’s MVP.

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.

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