Ovechkin's Heartwarming Promise to his late Brother Revealed

Published August 12, 2023 at 10:10

Alex Ovechkin's story that's both inspiring and heart-wrenching. When he was only ten years old, he faced a family tragedy that shaped his career.


A Promise

Alex's older brother, Sergei Ovechkin, was an important figure in his life. At the young age of 24, Sergei's life was cut short in a car accident. Alex, was only ten at that time, made a vow to his dying brother. He promised that he would play in the NHL to honor his memory.

"Many fans don't know Alex Ovechkin's true motivation for hockey comes from his late brother Sergei, who was Alex's idol.

Sergei introduced Alex to hockey, and when he tragically passed away at 24 after complications from a car accident, Alex promised he would make the NHL in his honor."

Dedicated to his Brother

Alex's devotion to his brother didn't stop with his entrance into the NHL. He has dedicated his entire career to the memory of Sergei, a tribute that has touched the hearts of many.

"When Ovechkin had his day with the Stanley Cup, he and his family took it to the grave of his late brother. Ovi placed the cup next to it and told him, «We did it brother».

Ovi is often seen kissing his glove and pointing to the sky after scoring a goal, which is also in honor of Sergei.

Finally, Alex named his first born child after his brother Sergei."

These personal and heartfelt gestures reveal a side of Ovechkin that many fans were unaware of, deepening the connection they feel with The Great Eight. Knowing the passion and motivation driving him adds a new layer to his achievements.


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