Ovi Jr, Honorary All-Star: Sergei Ovechkin Steals the Show At the 2023 Skills Competition

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While Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been a NHL All-Star a previous eight times, the 2023 All-Star Weekend will be the first in which he will be joined by one of his two sons, in this case his older son Sergei. The four and a half year old toddler donned the Capitals’ Reverse Retro attire and his father’s trademarks yellow-laced skates ahead of the Skills Competition, taking in the full All-Star experience alongside dad.

Prior to the main event, Sergei made the rounds with his father, speaking with the media gathered in the Sunshine State, and socializing with some of the game’s biggest stars.

Given the relaxed and family feel to All-Star Weekend, players are often joined by their children on the ice for the Skills Competition. Sergei, who unlike his father is a left-handed shot, took the ice with Alex and the other All-Stars, taking warmups, and participating in the Breakaway challenge with his father and Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby.

During the Breakaway Challenge, Sergei showed just what a chip off the block he is, to the delight of all in attendance, including mom Nastya; S. Ovechkin (1) on Assists from A. Ovechkin and S. Crosby is about as good as it gets!

The toddler was arguably the star of the night, and in addition to some quality father-son time, took in an experience he likely won’t forget anytime soon.

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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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6 Responses to Ovi Jr, Honorary All-Star: Sergei Ovechkin Steals the Show At the 2023 Skills Competition

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  4. jonicap says:

    Sign him now. Don’t let him be a Penquin

  5. novafyre says:

    And there’s some very proud grandparents watching back in Moscow.

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