Ovechkin, McDavid, Subban, Stamkos voted NHL All-Star captains

Connor McDavid, P.K. Subban, Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos were voted the captains of the 2018 NHL All-Star game.

The NHL has released its captains for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game after the results of a fan vote.

The four captains for their respective divisions are Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific Division), P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators (Central Division), and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic Division).

Captains were selected via fan votes which were cast between Dec. 1 and Jan. 2.

Ovechkin currently leads the NHL with 26 goals in 41 games and is on pace for a 52-goal season. McDavid has 45 points in 40 games to sit ninth in league-wide scoring, while Stamkos has 49 points in 39 games to sit tied for third in NHL scoring with John Tavares. Subban, the only defenceman to get voted as captain, has 29 points in 39 games which ranks third at his position in the league behind John Klingberg and John Carlson.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting this year’s NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 27-28, which will feature a skills competition and three-on-three tournament.

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