We just found out what was in that Brinks truck. The Washington Capitals presented Alex Ovechkin with a gold stick before Thursday’s game against the Canucks to celebrate his 500th goal.
Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, president Dick Patrick, and general manager Brian MacLellan joined Ovechkin, Ovechkin’s parents Mikhail and Tatyana, and Ovechkin’s fiancé Nastya Shubskaya on the ice. The team began the ceremony by showing a video on the jumbotron with a litany of NHL legends congratulating Ovechkin on the feat. It was capped off by Wayne Gretzky. “You’ve brought a lot of joy to a lot of people around the world,” The Great One said.
After Ovechkin’s family received flowers, Leonsis presented Ovechkin with the golden stick.
— NHL (@NHL) January 15, 2016
Here’s a closer look at the engraving on the blade.
And a few more photos.
"I score with this? ))))" pic.twitter.com/NTPccihHDs
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) January 15, 2016
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