Alex Ovechkin’s parents, Tatyana and Mikhail, have been his biggest supporters throughout his hockey career. And though he seems to break a new record every other day–whether the record is from his franchise, this season, or the entirety of NHL history–they still make the time to recognize his accomplishments.
When Ovechkin scored goal number 700, Tatyana and Mikhail, who are currently in Russia, recorded a video congratulating him.
They wished he and his young family well, praised the fans in DC, and thanked the Washington Capitals “because they have this camaraderie, and love each other,” Mikhail said. “[They’re] just a great team, thank god.”
— NHL (@NHL) February 23, 2020
Tatyana Ovechkina: We wish you, your father and I, Saninka, health. Most importantly, for your career to continue as much as you want it to, as much as your health permits.
We wish you continued success, for everything with your family to be well, for [your son] Sergei to be proud of you, for [your wife] Nasty to love you.
And… We love you, Sasha.
Mikhail Ovechkin:[There in DC] are great fans who cheer from the heart – great, great fans. The team, I want to thank because they have this camaraderie, and love each other – just a great team, thank god. And for everything for them to be well.
And for Sasha to beat Gretzky’s record. It’ll be a record for the ages.
Is anyone else tearing up? But also getting totally revved up? Like, you wanna hug your whole family, but also run through a brick wall with and/or for them?
…that might explain why Alex Ovechkin is the way he is.
Headline photo courtesy of NHL.ru
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