The Capitals delayed Sunday’s noon start against the Kings to hold a ceremony in honor of Alex Ovechkin’s 1,000th point, a goal scored on January 11 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was probably in honor of the 999 points before that too.
With his parents and wife, Alex Ovechkin watched as his teammates past and present shared their congratulations in a video tribute. Then, owner Ted Leonsis gifted Ovechkin a golden stick and the NHL’s Jim Gregory presented Alex Ovechkin with a Tiffany crystal, which will probably go in his bathroom.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 5, 2017
After the tribute video was shown, Gregory gave Ovechkin the Tiffany crystal. They posed together.
Next, Leonsis gave Ovechkin the golden stick. They all posed together again.
The stick is inscribed with the date and opponent of each of Ovi’s major milestone points, from number 1, 100, and so on.
Finally, Ovechkin gave fist-bumps to all of his teammates on the way back to the bench. He even gave a wave to Barry Trotz.
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