NHL.com Makes Mock All-Star Selections; Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson Picks From Capitals

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As the fan ballot for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose got underway on Saturday at noon, NHL.com made their mock All-Star selections. 

They selected two Washington Capitals to appear in the All-Star Game in San Jose: captain Alex Ovechkin, who is tied with Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak for third in the NHL with 19 goals, and defenseman John Carlson, who is currently third among NHL defensemen with 27 points, to represent the team in San Jose.

Ovechkin was captain of the Metropolitan Division last season, his seventh year representing the Capitals in the All-Star Game. Goaltender Braden Holtby also played in the All-Star Game last season for the third consecutive year.

Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho, Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux, New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones, New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss, and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist were selected as the other Metropolitan Division All-Stars.

The rosters will likely be announced at the beginning of January.

You can vote for Capitals players, current and former, 10 times per day on NHL.com.

Here are the other mock selections for the three other teams:

Atlantic Division All-Star Team 

Captain: David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins 

Forwards 

Max Domi, Montreal Canadiens

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings

Mitchell Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins

Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres

Defensemen 

Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators

Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Keith Yandle, Florida Panthers

Goalies 

Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs

Carter Hutton, Buffalo Sabres

Central Division All-Star Team 

Captain: Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche 

Forwards 

Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets

Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues

Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche

Defensemen 

Matt Dumba, Minnesota Wild

Roman Josi, Nashville Predators

Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

Goalies 

Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars

Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Pacific Division All-Star Team

Captain: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers 

Forwards

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames

Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks

Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames

Alex Tuch, Vegas Golden Knights

Defensemen

Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes

Goalies 

Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights

John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

 

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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