Alexander Ovechkin continues his Summer with the Stanley Cup as he brought the storied trophy to his hometown of Moscow, Russia. Ovi shared the Cup with thousands of Russian fans, however one moment was much more meaningful for Ovechkin and his family. Alexander got to raise the Cup with his father, Mikhail, for the first time. Mikhail was unable to be in the United States when Ovechkin won the Cup, so this was the first time he'd seen his son raise hockey's ultimate prize.
Alex Ovechkin hands the Stanley Cup to his father, Mikhail, for the first time. pic.twitter.com/5exWMvAZyz— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) July 7, 2018
One can only imagine how proud and ecstatic Mikhail is for his son? He gave both the Cup and Alexander a big smooch.
Ovechkin brought the Cup to the Dynamo Hockey School in Novogorsk, where Ovi had first learned to skate and begun his journey as one of the greatest Russian players of all time.
What a moment for Ovechkin and his family. Mikhail has been waiting just as long as his son to see him finally raise the Cup over his head.
Mikhail has battled through heart issues in recent years, enduring two heart attacks in 2014 and 2016. He was unable to see his son win the Cup in the United States, but still got to share a heartwarming moment on the ice where he raised his son.