The day after the Capitals Championship Parade in Washington, DC, Alex Ovechkin let Gillette into his home to document him shaving off his playoff beard.
Two of the three custom Gillette Fusion ProShield razors Ovechkin used are now being auctioned off. The proceeds will benefit Special Hockey (the American Special Hockey Association) – one of Ovechkin’s favorite charities.
The razors have been put into a frame which includes an autographed piece of the Gillette box that was used to store them.
The auction for the two frames start today and will end on July 5th.
The first of the two customized razors features an photograph of Ovechkin holding up his 600th goal puck. Ovi scored that milestone goal during the 2017-18 regular season in March, against the Winnipeg Jets. You can bid on the first framed Gillette razor here.
For the second customized razor, a photograph of Ovechkin with his dog, Blake, was used. The picture was snapped during the Capitals’ annual Canine Calendar for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. You can bid on the second framed Gillette razor here
Before working together on this project, Ovechkin previously partnered with Gillette from 2010 to 2014.
Vials of Ovechkin’s beard hair are sadly not included, but we’ll search his trash bin outside his house and see what we can find.
Special Hockey has more information:
Alexander Ovechkin Auctions Razors to Support Special Hockey
Razors used to shave playoff beard will benefit children with disabilities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hockey fans have a chance to own a unique piece of memorabilia from the run to the Washington Capitals’ first championship – the Gillette Pro Shield razors Alexander Ovechkin used to shave his playoff beard. Ovechkin is the team’s captain and was named the MVP of the playoffs for his performance and leadership during the run.
The bidding starts now and the auction will end Thursday 7/5 at 9pm ET and can be found here.
Throughout their journey in the playoffs, Ovechkin and his teammates sported playoff beards that grew fuller as the Capitals advanced through four series. He continued that look for the parade on June 12, but the next day he debuted his clean-shaven face.
On his Twitter and Instagram accounts, he announced: “Beard is gone. Thanks to my friends at Gillette on Demand for the gr8 shave today!” He will now auction off several of the Gillette Fusion Pro Shield razors that he used, with proceeds going to the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA), which gives individuals with disabilities the chance to learn and grow by playing hockey.
Ovechkin has been a longtime supporter of the organization, skating with the players, inviting them to the Capitals locker room, and forming special bonds with many of them. After he won a car at the 2015 All Star Game, he donated it to ASHA, which held a raffle to raise funds.
“Alex has been a true champion for special needs children and their families.Both on and off the ice, Alex’s encouragement and support has ensured that individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities are a welcomed part of the hockey community,” Jennifer O’Brien, Executive Director, said.
The American Special Hockey Association proudly serves over 60 special hockey teams across the United States and represents over 3,000 registered members. Our member programs provide a variety of play levels for special hockey teams which welcome individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to safely enjoy the sport of Ice Hockey. Support of the American Special Hockey Association goes 100% to provide our member organizations with insurance, equipment, effective coaching and volunteer supports, and organizational development opportunities.
For more information about the organization, visit www.americanspecialhockey.org.
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