The Washington Times - June 22, 2011, 09:15PM

Jeff Skinner left Las Vegas on Wednesday night with the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, but the Capitals’ best rookie also got his due.

Defenseman John Carlson was named to the NHL All-Rookie team, along with Skinner, P.K. Subban, Michael Grabner, Logan Couture and goalie Corey Crawford.


Carlson was fifth in Calder Trophy voting. He received three first-place votes.

Back in April when the three finalists – Skinner, Couture and Grabner – were announced, Carlson had this to say:

“I feel good about how I played during the year. I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t have liked to be on it. But it’s three great players so you can’t really go wrong with that decision.”

Carlson played all 82 regular-season games and all nine playoff games for the Caps. He had seven goals and 30 assists in the regular season but was bothered by a hip injury during the series against the Lightning.

Alex Ovechkin was named a second-team NHL All-Star, as well. He was battling injuries for much of the season but still put up 32 goals and 53 assists.

Ovechkin had been a first-team All-Star five times in his career. He got one first-place vote this year but finished behind Daniel Sedin.