Alex Ovechkin plays in Artemi Panarin’s charity game, scores shootout goal, takes Ovi Jr out onto the ice
Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s greatest players of all time. So when asking him for a favor, one would assume he might be busy — like to play in a charity hockey game.
“I just called,” New York Rangers superstar Artemi Panarin said. “He immediately (said), ‘I agree.'”
Ovi and Dmitry Orlov participated in Panarin’s charity hockey game in Moscow on Saturday. Funds from the event would go to a young girl who had complications from brain tumor surgery.
“In all honesty, it surprised me,” Panarin said of Ovechkin’s participation. “I was very happy. He called me here a couple of days before the match, I got scared because I thought he would refuse.”