Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Gretzky hang out in Los Angeles

Elliotte Friedman sits down with Alexander Ovechkin while Daren Millard, Nick Kypreos, Darren Pang and Doug MacLean talk to and breakdown the team Russia will field at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

In the midst of the Washington Capitals’ three-game road trip through California, Alex Ovechkin found some time to hang out with a hockey legend.

On Thursday night, the Capitals star and his fiancee had dinner with Wayne Gretzky and his wife in Southern California.

Fun night with Anastasiya and Alex

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“It’s a great experience,” Ovechkin told The Washington Post. “I had a great time. When you’re a little kid, you have a dream to meet him and talk to him. Obviously, it was a great time.”

It wasn’t the first time that Ovechkin had met Gretzky, but it was the first time they got to spend quality time together and they discussed “hockey, life, all of the different things”, the Capitals captain told a local reporter.

Not a bad double date, huh?

Tnx for gr8 time !!!u the best!!!!

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