COLUMBUS, OHIO – Phil Kessel was again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.
In a wild and comic NHL All-Star draft to set the lineups for Sunday's game, almost nothing went the way anyone might have guessed.
The highlight of the evening was Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals superstar, pleading to be taken last in the 17-round draft. Why? To compensate for the embarrassment of being the player no one wanted, the NHL gives the last pick a new car.
Ovechkin, the league's leading goal-scorer last year, lasted until there were just three players remaining, but then captain Nick Foligno selected him.
The Wild's Ryan Suter was chosen by the other captain, Jonathan Toews.
The two players who went last — Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nashville rookie Filip Forsberg — each got new cars.
The evening began with a surprise pick. Foligno won the first selection and took his Columbus teammate, Johansen, the only player in the NHL with two points streaks of at least 10 games this season.