Last week, former Capitals forward Brooks Laich congratulated Nicklas Backstrom on his 500th career assist. Wednesday night, Laich had even kinder words for his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, after the Russian machine hit 1,000 points.
A photo posted by Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) on
“Congratulations to my man @aleksandrovechkinofficial on reaching the 1000 point plateau!” Laich wrote. “An amazing accomplishment by a #gr8 teammate and friend, you're the man O! #ovechk1n”
Tuesday, Laich posted a joke and Ovechkin actually responded on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Ovechkin also received a tweet from former Capitals defenseman John Erskine.
Congrats to @ovi8 on #1000. Such a great accomplishment! Such an honor to play with him for 9 years!
— john erskine (@johnerskine04) January 12, 2017
And Olie Kolzig.
Congrats to the Great 8 on 1000 pts. Seems like yesterday when I saw you get #1. Well done @ovi8
— OlieKolzig (@OlieKolzig37) January 12, 2017
As well as a kind tribute from current Caps enforcer Tom Wilson.
A photo posted by Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) on
Read more: Alex Ovechkin’s 1,000th point (Video)
The Capitals tribute video for Alex Ovechkin
Wes Johnson’s call of point number 1,000
Why the Penguins didn’t salute Alex Ovechkin after his 1,000th point
Alex Ovechkin poses with the milestone puck
Sergei Fedorov congratulates Alex Ovechkin on joining the 1000-point club
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