In mid-July, Alex Ovechkin became the first NHL player to ever win an ESPY for Best Male Athlete. Ovi wasn’t there to accept the award because he was still in Russia with his wife, Nastya, who at that point was eight months pregnant with their son Sergei.
The Russian machine still made very good use of his time and got some practice in being a hockey dad.
Ovechkin filmed a commercial for CCM and had special guest take part: Dima Zverev, a young boy in remission from cancer.
The commercial celebrated International Charity Day, which is today, September 5.