Happy Birthday Dad! Sergei Ovechkin Visits Capitals’ Training Camp on His Father’s Birthday, Complete With Birthday Balloons and An “Ovi Jr.” Jersey

Photo: Nastya Shubskaya

Today not only marked the official release of the highly-anticipated “Ovi-O’s”, but the 34th birthday of their namesake, Alex Ovechkin, who spent the morning practicing in training camp, which is now fully underway. However, The Great Eight had a special visitor at camp in the form of his one-year old son Sergei.

In videos and photos posted to the Instagram account of Ovechkin’s wife, Nastya, Sergei is seen watching his father and his teammates skating through drills and practice while holding two birthday balloons, all while donning a red Capitals’ sweater with the number “8” and the nameplate “Ovi Jr”.

At one point during practice, Ovechkin skated over to the glass to greet his son, who seemed fascinated by the drills and action on the ice.

Sergei also got to meet Capitals Assistant General Manager Ross Mahoney, who was with the organization when the Capitals drafted his father in 2004, just a few months before Alex’s 19th birthday.

Before Ovechkin’s time on the ice was over, he brought Sergei onto one of the benches to watch the other members of the team before departing the ice for the day.

Video: IG: @nastyashubskya

All in all, Sergei’s visit to MedStar Capitals Iceplexe made for a memorable day for both father and son!

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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