Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals hosted the team’s yearly alumni game and held an equipment sale for season-ticket holders at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
One of the most expensive and interesting pieces of hockey gear at the equipment sale was a customized Alex Ovechkin stick.
The stick was custom-designed for Ovechkin by Bauer during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The undressed, not-game-used twig was being offered for $2,000 before it later lowered to $1,500.
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During the Olympics that year, Ovechkin also wore custom painted skates. Russia lost in the quarterfinals that year to Finland.
It’s unknown if the stick will still be available Saturday during the Capitals equipment sale which will be open to the general public.
At the start of the season, Ovechkin ended his agreement with Bauer and switched back to hockey equipment maker CCM. Ovechkin won his first Stanley Cup this year.
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