Alex Ovechkin received Wayne Gretzky’s game-used stick on November 15. Of course he scored later that night.
During a dinner in 2016, Alex Ovechkin asked Wayne Gretzky for tips on how to win the Stanley Cup. Ovi, who is now chasing Gretzky for the all-time goals record, also asked Wayne in the parking lot if he could have a game-used stick to add to his collection featuring 100 legendary NHL players.
Gretzky agreed, but with one caveat: Ovi had to win the Stanley Cup. Ovi did in 2018 and Gretzky gave away the stick he scored his 807th career goal with.
“Finally, I get the stick and I was happy like a little kid to have a Christmas gift,” Ovechkin said to NBC’s Kathryn Tappen.
But when did Ovi get Gretzky’s stick? Thanks to the O’Connor family, who are big Capitals fans (and RMNB readers), now we know.