Alex Ovechkin once hit Vitek Vanecek in the mask with a one-timer and the goalie ‘couldn’t chew for the rest of the day’
Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek is currently attending a training camp in Jihlava, Czech Republic with the Czech national team. The other goalies attending the sessions include David Rittich (Calgary), Jakub Škarek (Islanders prospect), and Daniel Vladař (Bruins prospect).
While there, Vanecek did an interview with the Czech newspaper Právo (which was reposted by sport.cz) and revealed what it was like joining the Capitals as the team’s third goalie for a small part of their 2019 playoff run. He also shared a funny story regarding future Hall of Famer Alex Ovechkin.