Alex Luey passed away in his sleep Sunday morning after a three-year battle with cancer. “Alex battled bravely and touched many lives during his life,” his dad, Scott, wrote on Twitter.
Capitals fans first learned of the youth hockey player for the Niagara Falls Flyers two years ago. Alex Ovechkin surprised Luey with tickets to an upcoming Capitals-Leafs game after finding out he was his favorite player. The gesture left Luey in tears.
Now, Ovechkin and many in the Capitals family are shedding some themselves after losing such a good friend.