Magical Moment in Minnesota: Alex Ovechkin, Kirill Kaprizov Meet With Eight-Year Old Landen Hoffmann After Caps-Wild Tilt

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is well-known for his charitable work with the various youth hockey players and children in the DMV. On Sunday, Ovechkin and the Capitals invited a special guest to their game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota.

While the Caps fell to the Wild 5-3, Ovechkin and Wild star forward Kirill Kaprizov met with eight-year old Landen Hoffmann and his family. Landen and his siblings, are big Ovechkin fans despite living in Minnesota and were surprised with an invite and meeting to today’s game.

Almost four years ago, Landen, who was just five at the time, survived almost-fatal injuries after being thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota by another mall-goer, who was subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison for the incident. Suffering multiple skull fractures, a broken leg and arms, the young boy was in hospital for four months before returning home.

After the final horn had sounded, the Hoffmann Family met with Ovechkin and Kaprizov, who presented the young fan with signed memorabilia and a jersey.

Another reminder that hockey is more than a game and a fitting honor to a courageous young man.

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. 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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