Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin ended his summer in Russia with fireworks of the figurative kind. He injected himself into the debate about Ukraine, found his name bandied about (again) in KHL speculation, and co-starred in an “unusual and somewhat provocative” music video with a Russian pop star.
On Thursday, back in the loving confines of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ovechkin looked as cool as a cucumber, talking with reporters about the upcoming NHL season (yaye!) and hosting a private skate with 60 children with developmental disabilities.
Of course the skate was cute but there was one particular moment that is mind-blowingly adorable.
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Midway through the practice, one of the girls asked Ovechkin out on a date.
I mean, I get it. The dude’s recently single. He’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And he has that foreign accent. That Ovenchicken guy is hard to resist.
Afterwards, Ovechkin talked to the media about the skate. “It makes me feel great,” he said. “It makes me smile. It feels like we did something special for the kids.” He certainly did.
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