Pittsburgh native Logan Cooley on someday playing against childhood idol Alex Ovechkin: ‘I might be a little starstruck’
ARLINGTON, VA — The Washington Capitals’ practice facility played host to dozens of the NHL’s best prospects last week for the NHLPA Rookie Showcase. For Logan Cooley, the third overall pick in 2022, the event also meant a chance to skate on the ice where his childhood idol plies his trade.
Cooley grew up in Pittsburgh but was enamored by Alex Ovechkin’s play from a young age. Despite learning to skate through Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins youth program, he became a rare Caps fan deep in rival territory.
Now, he could soon face off against both Crosby and Ovechkin as a member of the Arizona Coyotes.