Alex Ovechkin finally winning a Stanley Cup in NHL history, and he's paying it forward. The 33-year-old captain of the Capitals , but he's back to business now, and part of that business is making dreams come true for young NHL fans.
The latest recipient of Ovechkin's generosity is a young fan who got to see the Capitals walking out of their locker room against the Calgary Flames. While most of his teammates high-fived the young man, Ovechkin took it a step further, giving him his stick.
You can see Ovechkin stop dead in his tracks and shake the kid's hand before deciding to give him the keepsake. The generosity didn't go unnoticed by the kid's mother.
That is my son. Ovi made his day and he will never forget that moment. He also got his jersey signed by most of the players! Thank you to Ovi and the caps for making this a memorable moment.— Aneela Ali (@Aneelaaali) October 28, 2018
The Capitals are currently 5-3-2 with 12 points, tied for third in the Metropolitan Division. Ovechkin already has eight goals and six assists in 10 games played. The Capitals beat the Flames on Saturday 4-3 in a shootout, with Ovechkin notching an assist. The fact that this happened on the road is even cooler, and the fact it even occurred to Ovechkin to do this is a testament to the type of player he is.