Daniel Alfredsson has built a home team for all-star weekend.

Team Alfredsson is going to have an Ottawa flavour during Saturday's skills competition and Sunday's all-star game after the Senators captain delivered on a promise to choose teammates Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.

Playing to the crowd at Casino du Lac-Leamy, Alfredsson used his No. 1 pick to take Karlsson and then grabbed Spezza second. Michalek was forced t sit in the lounge and sweat a bit until his name was called at No. 12.

Karlsson told reporters he'd be "pissed" if he didn't go No. 1 and had a big smile as he was welcomed on stage by Alfredsson and his assistant Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. All the campaigning paid off.

"I worked his kids pretty hard," said Karlsson. "I'm really happy I could join my fellow Swedes."

Alfredsson said picking Karlsson first will be a popular decision at home.

"The kids will be happy. Erik is a great babysitter and the kids really enjoy being with him. They like Daniel and Henrik Sedin as well," said Alfredsson.

Yup, there will be a lot of familiar faces in the room and that's exactly what Alfredsson wanted.

"I wanted to make sure I got Erik, Jason and Milan," said Alfredsson. "It was a lot of fun. I'm pretty sure we're going to have the crowd behind us. I love my team."