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.