Alex Ovechkin, who has double the dad strength right now, took to Instagram to implore the Washington Capitals to bring back his “first jersey.”
Over the last few weeks, the Capitals hosted a Jersey Madness bracket where fans could vote for the greatest jersey of all time on the team’s social media accounts. The final was between the Capitals’ current red alternatives and the team’s 2015 Winter Classic jersey. The Classic sweater ended up winning.
In the comments, Ovechkin expressed his opinion and tried to get fans’ support.
“@capitals the best one my 1st year 🙏🙏❤️️❤️️” Ovechkin wrote. In a second comment, Ovechkin added, “lets make it happen, my 1st jersey for next year?say yes pls caps fans so all know we all want it”
The first jerseys Ovechkin wore as a member of the team was the black Capitol dome design (home) and the white Screaming Eagle sweater (away). Ovechkin wore the black Caps jersey on his draft day and during his first NHL game. Ovechkin scored The Goal in the white sweater.
It’s unclear which design Ovi was referring to with his comments.
The Screaming Eagle design has received widespread support on social media over the last few years as nostalgic fans have created jersey concepts to promote its viability as an alternative design. One of his game-used jerseys from that year is available on Meigray currently for $22,500.
As of the publishing of this article, the Capitals did not respond or promote what Ovechkin commented.
Headline photo courtesy of Meigray
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