Alex Ovechkin received something awesome in the mail today.
Ovechkin received a mini Stanley Cup and a mini Conn Smythe trophy, celebrating his team’s championship and being named playoff MVP.
The mini Cup appears to be engraved with the names of the team.
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Ovechkin’s replica trophy arrived in a light blue box featuring the NHL logo and his name printed in a cursive font.
The replica Conn Smythe shows only one name: Alex Ovechkin.
According to The Big Book Of Hockey For Kids, mini trophies are given out to every player that wins an award.
Per the book:
When a player is announced as a winner at the NHL Awards show, he doesn’t get to keep the award or trophy, though sometimes the winners get to appear with it at public events. Since the 1980s, winners have received mini trophies to keep.
If you include the Stanley Cup, Prince of Wales Trophy, and Presidents’ Trophy, Alex Ovechkin has received 21 mini trophies during his NHL career per Wikipedia.
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