Five Capitals fans got the surprise of a lifetime when they were recently asked to meet at a MedStar Capitals Iceplex office room.
The fans were told their individual Capitals championship rings had arrived in the mail from Jostens. The limited edition rings cost $12,018 each and are the closest replica to the Capitals’ player rings.
But instead of getting their new bling from a Jostens representative, a furry Russian hockey player delivered the rings instead: future Hall of Famer Alex Ovechkin.
Alex Ovechkin surprised the first group of fans who purchased the @Jostens Limited Edition #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup Championship Ring with an in-person presentation! Get yours today: https://t.co/ecKLEdULzB pic.twitter.com/bQFyeTZHGD
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 1, 2018
“What’s up, guys!” Ovechkin said as he entered the room. The fans jaws dropped and they cheered. One raised his fist in celebration.
“While we were waiting for Jostens, because that’s who we thought was coming, and then Ovi shows up, which is a great payoff,” Caps fan John Smallwood said. “He’s the reason we’re here.”
But the moment was not without its imperfections. After Ovechkin gave one ring to Nick Clemens, the Caps fan had to remind Ovechkin he bought another one.
“There’s two of them,” Nick Clemens said to Ovechkin.
“TWO?!” Ovechkin said. “Sorry!”
Laughter filled the room.
After every fan had received their bling, Ovechkin had them open the boxes at the same time – just like the players did.
“Seeing that man walk in with that box and give it to me personally is something I’ll never ever forget,” Clemens added.
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