This week, the New Jersey Devils are hosting their annual Dads Trip, where the players’ fathers travel with the team. Wednesday during a Facebook Live, Randy Wood, the father of Devils forward Miles Wood, told host Julie Robenhymer a special story about his son involving one of his favorite hockey players growing up, Alex Ovechkin.
“When Miles was about eight or nine-years-old, he sent a hockey card to Alex Ovechkin,” Papa Wood said. “He said if you don’t sign this and send it back to me when I make it to the NHL I’m going to give you a big bodycheck. Miles never got the signed card back so I’m waiting for that big check on Alex.”
Miles Wood, now 21, has kept his part of the bargain. Wood made his NHL debut April 9 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is his first full season in New Jersey.
At some point after getting trapped at his house by his own gate, Ovechkin caught wind of Wood’s story at Verizon Center and signed a photo for the forward.
He added the inscription “To Miles, Take it easy tonight!!!”
Of course he did.
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