There are benefits to making the All-Star game, especially with this year's event being in Los Angeles.
Alex Ovechkin is getting the full celebrity treatment this year as one of the more experienced players at the event with it being his sixth appearance (Ovechkin has made eight selections but he did not participate in the 2011-12 and 2015-16 event). As a result, Ovechkin met one of his most famous fans, Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg opened up the NHL All-Star Skills Competition with a performance during the player introductions.
Nearly six years ago Snoop Dogg appeared at a concert dawning an Ovechkin jersey, joining the bandwagon the Capitals were gaining in the 2011 season when they were the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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