Despite playing only four of 48 games this season at left wing, Ovechkin earned enough votes at the position to qualify for second-team honors. Messier didn't qualify at multiple positions in the same season.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, a second-time selection to the first team, is the only other player in this year's class to have made it before.
The first-timers include Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz, defensemen P.K. Subban of Montreal and Ryan Suter of Minnesota, and Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, the Vezina Trophy winner.
Joining Ovechkin on the second team were right wing Martin St. Louis of Tampa Bay, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, defensemen Kris Letang of Pittsburgh and Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks, and New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, last year's Vezina winner.
G • Sergei Bobrovky, Columbus, 728 points
D • P.K. Subban, Montreal, 756
D • Ryan Suter, Minnesota, 713
C • Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, 725
RW • Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 591
LW • Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh, 519
G • Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers, 220
D• Kris Letang, Pittsburgh, 618
D • Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim, 256
C • Jonathan Toews, Chicago, 404
RW• Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay, 440
LW • Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 217