Even though Alex Ovechkin wanted the keys, in the end it was both Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Filip Forsberg were awarded a Honda Accord for being the final two picks of the All-Star Draft, an unannounced twist to the fan vote:
In a twist this year, fans were given the opportunity to vote for who would be the second-to-last pick in the draft, and by a slim margin of 51 percent to 49 percent, the fans decided Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers would go to Team Foligno, making rookie Filip Forsberg of the Nashville Predators the last pick for Team Toews.
"I really wanted that car bad," Nugent-Hopkins said. "I'm a little disappointed right now."
That disappointment lasted less than a minute.
Because the fans decided who the last pick would be, it was announced that Nugent-Hopkins and Forsberg would each get a 2015 Honda Accord, so everyone was happy.
Nugent-Hopkins mentioned that his brother had already claimed dibs on the car prior to the draft, a bold and wonderfully brother-like move.
With Anze Kopitar, Ryan Johansen, Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux and Zemgus Girgensons also on the roster, team Foligno is loaded at centre, giving Nugent-Hopkins a chance to play with some incredible talent. I suspect his penchant for pilfering pucks after skulking in the shadows of the offensive and neutral zones will lend itself to some highlight reel plays in a game where loose puck play carries the day.