Justin Williams has a close bond with his young son Jaxon. Jaxon may even be the reason why his father chose to sign with Washington as an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
“He woke up this morning and said, ‘Daddy, where are we playing?’ I told him Washington,” Williams said two Julys ago, according to the Los Angeles Times. “He was all smiles. That passed the test.”
“He even said a month ago, ‘Daddy, if we don’t go back to L.A., I think you should go play with [Alex] Ovechkin because he’s the best.'”
Wednesday, Jaxon played hockey on the same sheet of ice that Ovechkin skates on. Jaxon is a member of the Caps Academy mites, and on that particular night, his Daddy was coaching him.
In the footage above, Coach Williams can be seen running the tiny players through various drills to improve their coordination and skating ability. According to CSN Mid-Atlantic, Justin plays the coach role whenever possible, which seems to be quite a bit. He has been spotted at least three times.
Late last year, the Capitals honored Justin Williams after he played in his 1,000th career NHL game. His son Jaxon called his father his “hero” during a tribute video.
You can see why from this video.
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