In news that will melt your heart, Alex Ovechkin got that car after all. After not winning MVP and not getting picked last in the All-Star Fantasy Draft, Honda presented Ovechkin with a giant key after the game anyway. Except it wasn’t actually for Ovi.
According to The Washington Post’s Alex Prewitt, Ovechkin secured the 2015 Honda Accord for the Washington Ice Dogs, a local hockey club for kids with special needs. Ovechkin skated with some of the team’s kids before the season. In October, Ovechkin went on a date with one of the girls, 10-year-old Ann, who has Down’s Syndrome.
Photo via Caps Instagram
Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Alex Ovechkin played in his fifth career All-Star Game. He had his eyes on one goal: winning the car that eluded him at Friday night’s All-Star Fantasy Draft.
It wouldn’t be an All-Star Game without Alex Ovechkin doing something amazing. During warm-ups, NBC panned to the Russian machine as he skated around with the rest of his Team Foligno teammates. It was at that perfect moment Ovechkin decided to pick the puck up with the blade of his stick and juggle it out to center ice.
Last night, Alex Ovechkin was once again generous, giving away a bunch of pucks and his gear after the All-Star Skills Competition. We’re happy to report that the person who received Ovechin’s stick is actually a Caps fan.
Michael B., who goes by the nickname Moose, tells us that Ovechkin sought out him and his wife after the event.
I’ll let him explain.
Photo: Dave Sandford
In an interview with SovSport on Saturday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was asked straight up if he wanted to return to Russia next year. Ya know, to debunk the rumor once and for all so we could all move on. Instead, Ovechkin left the door open for a possible return and even sounded like he has put a lot of thought into the idea.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became one of the most popular hockey players in the world partly due to his creativity in the NHL’s Breakaway Challenge over the years. He’s won the competition three times (2008, 2009, 2011). This is why Team Foligno picked him to compete again this year in Columbus. Unfortunately, he did not win.
While Ovechkin brought the creativity, he left his execution in Washington. His final attempt, where he took baseball swings at lob passes from fellow Russian Vladimir Tarasenko, was his most captivating.
Before the All-Star Skills Competition began, Alex Ovechkin was interviewed by NHL Network’s Andi Petrillo out on the ice. It became another classic Ovi interview.
When the Russian machine was asked if he could potentially overtake Shea Weber, he modestly replied, “No, my shot is muffin.”
Alex Ovechkin and the Fantasy Draft is always a fun combination. Ian covered the hell out of it earlier. I’m just here to add some audio because the people demanded it.
can someone make this into a ringtone for me pls http://t.co/xrOYHGYPix
— Sarah COLDnors (@sarah_connors) January 24, 2015
I’m on it.
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