Alex Ovechkin Participates In Ducks’ Pregame Ceremony For Former Capitals’ Scout David McNab

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The Anaheim Ducks held a pregame ceremony for longtime team executive David McNab Tuesday night prior to the Capitals-Ducks. Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin also participated in the ceremony, as McNab’s first job was as a scout for the Capitals from 1978 to 1982.

Also participating in the ceremony were wife Kari McNab, daughters Ali McNab, Erica Kadhom, Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks, Steve Rucchin, Paul Kariya, Teemu Selanne and Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli.

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After working for the Capitals, McNab served as a scout for the Hartford Whalers and New York Rangers before joining the Ducks as their first director of player personnel in 1993, shortly before their inaugural season.

McNab was named an assistant general manager of the Ducks in 1995, and he was promoted to senior vice president of hockey operations in 2008, a year after Anaheim won its only Stanley Cup championship.

It was a historic night for the Ducks organization. First longtime captain Ryan Getzlaf would record his 1,000th career NHL point on the game’s first goal. Then the Ducks would win a thriller in overtime, which was the organizations 1,000th win in franchise history. Getzlaf would speak about the night following the game.

As for the Capitals, they will be right back at it Wednesday night when they face the Los Angela’s Kings at Staples Center. Puck drop is scheduled for just after 10:00 PM ET.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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