Alex Ovechkin gifts clothes to homeless man in Edmonton

Alex Ovechkin was spotted giving a homeless man some winter clothes in Edmonton but didn't want to talk too much about his good deed, saying helping people in need is something every human should do.

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is undeniably one of the biggest stars in professional sports, but the veteran NHLer proved Friday that he’s no stranger to giving back.

After a story circulated on Friday that Ovechkin had gifted some warm clothes to a homeless man weathering the Edmonton cold, the Russian superstar was asked about the interaction during a media scrum on Saturday.

“I saw the guy with no shirt, so I just went to a store, and (bought) him a sweater, coat, and hat,” Ovechkin said, before trying to move reporters to a different topic.

When pressed to discuss it further, the six-time Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy winner said: “If you see a guy almost naked out there with that kind of temperature, I think every human can do something, you know?”

The Capitals captain has 10 goals and 12 points through 10 games for Washington this season.


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