Ovechkin gets new car, donates it to charity

Alex Ovechkin will not be getting a new car, as he gets picked third last, by Team Foligno.

Alex Ovechkin was lobbying hard to become the last pick in the NHL all-star draft on Friday in hopes of winning a new car. And now we know why.

Ovehckin planned on donating the wheels to a cause close to his heart, and Honda granted him his wish on Sunday by giving him a key to a new car. The Capitals star will donate the car to the Washington Ice Dogs, a local hockey program for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

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Ovechkin is connected to the Ice Dogs through his relationship with Ann Schaub — the 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome he took on a sushi date in October.

According to the Washington Post’s Alex Prewitt, Ovechkin was keeping his plan secret and wasn’t approached by Honda until after Friday’s draft.

Alex Prewitt on Twitter

Alex Prewitt on Twitter

“It’s just a sweet time, a good time, a cool time for me and for her,” Ovechkin told NHL.com. “I’m pretty sure they’re going to use [the car] all the time. Obviously for them it’s going to be a great present from my side, from Honda’s side and from all the NHL’s side.”

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*Schaub actually plays for the Ice Dogs, not the Cool Cats as stated in the tweets above

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