Ten years ago today, Alex Ovechkin became the captain of the Washington Capitals. It’s been a pretty okay decade since then. To mark the occasion, the Capitals ran a tribute video during the first period on Sunday’s game against the Sharks.
The video features a collection of Ovechkin speaking earnest but guardedly about his emotional investment in the team. “I get emotional when we winning, and I get emotional when we lose,” Ovechkin says.
Afterwards, Ovechkin thanked the crowd, tapping his gloved hand over his heart and waving. Then he sat down, spat, and got back into the hockey game.
🔟 years as captain.
— NHL (@NHL) January 5, 2020
Here’s to the next ten.
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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