" Hello Everyone. First things off, I would like to thank HFboards for their outstanding hospitality. With the First Overall Selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins Select From Dynamo Moscow F Alexander Ovechkin."
I would like to thank the Carolina Hurricanes for hosting the draft and supplying free draft at the draft. Although we were going to take offers of a top 3 defenseman for the pick, we decided to take a future number one Centerman.
The Washington Capitals are proud to select Rostislav Olesz of HC Vitkovice.