The Washington Capitals were first-rounded for the third consecutive season last month, but the loss stings a lot less when you have a loving family with interests of their own to come home to.
Alex Ovechkin, who married his wife Nastya in 2017, has two sons, two-year-old Sergei and one-year-old Ilya, who are both showing differing interests in hockey.
On Wednesday, back at home in Russia, Ovechkin returned to the rink and helped Sergei during a training session. That included Ovi dressing Ovi Jr in his gear and helping him do hockey drills.
OVI JR. ON THE ICE 🚨
(🎥 IG/nastyashubskaya) pic.twitter.com/WnUtdQwPSj
— NHL (@NHL) June 9, 2021
It’s so adorable. Sergei has been learning how to skate on the ice since December 2020. He’s clearly made a lot of progress since then.
One interesting twist in Sergei’s development is that he is a lefty, unlike dad who shoots right.
Meanwhile, Ilya Ovechkin, Ovi’s youngest son, is also showing more and more interest in the sport.
Headline photo courtesy of @nastyashubskaya
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