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Alex Ovechkin Reveals the Heartfelt Promise He Made to His Late Brother


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Julien Trekker
August 12, 2023  (9:43)
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If you didn't know, Alex Ovechkin lost his brother when he was only ten years old.

The best Russian player in the world made him a promise just before he died.
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Ovi's Promise

Sergei Ovechkin, Alex's older brother, was 24 when he died after a car accident. Alex was only ten when it happened, and he promised him he'd play in the NHL in his honor.
"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."

Ovi's Dedication

Alex didn't stop there. He dedicated his career to his late brother. He even named his first born son after him.
"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."

Many fans didn't know this and we bet it will cement the public's love for The Great Eight.
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