A D.C. kid named after Ovechkin
Not long after I posted my story about Alex Ovechkin's parents earlier this week, I got an e-mail from Reader Dave. He had a story about the Ovechkin clan of his own.
After the Calgary game in late March, Dave was in the Verizon Center team store where he saw Tatiana Ovechkin. Despite his lack of Russian, he went up to her, introduced himself and explained that his one-year old daughter was named Alexa because of her son.
"Not because he was a good hockey player, but a good person," Dave told her.
A young woman who was with Ovechkin's mom translated his remarks, and Tatiana touched her hert and said thank you repeatedly. Dave then showed Tatiana pictures of Alexa on his phone, complete with her "ALEXA 8" jersey.
"Very touching for both of us," he wrote me. "I've been a lifelong Caps fan since the '80's, and now with this team and my daughter 'named' after Ovie (not really named, but inspired by) there's really a deep emotional connection to this team, and winning it all this year."
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