On Monday, Washington Capitals players got a special treat at practice. Cale Chimera, Jason Chimera’s adorable six-year-old son, came to the rink and hung out with the team.
Or at least I thought it was something the players would enjoy.
“I stay away from him,” Karl Alzner said to NBC Washington, terror in his voice. “He has too much energy for me. If he’s anything like his dad, he’ll be able to go for days.”
During practice, as Caps captain Alex Ovechkin left the ice, he met Cale at the bench. Ovi went for a wrestling move. It ended up being a poor decision on Ovi’s part.
“I tried to squirt him with the water bottle today,” tiny Chimera revealed to papa Chimera.
“Did you get him?”
The last few seasons, Jason has routinely brought his son to practice and has had him out on the ice. Two seasons ago, John Carlson and Mathieu Perreault took shots on four-year-old Cale. Later that year, he jumped out on the ice again with the team.
Cale even plays on a local squirts hockey team.
“It’s always nice to bring him to the rink. It’s fun,” Chimera said, before turning more serious. “He’s asking for Gatorade all the time, but mom says he can’t have any Gatorade. I should say, ‘No, he can’t have any on camera.'”
Chimera had a little help with the press today after practice. pic.twitter.com/F7736s7aoA
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