Capitals: Alex Ovechkin contributes to CCMs mask donation to healthcare workers

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has continued to give back to the community.

In his latest philanthropy, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin through a partnership with the NHL equipment company CCM, is helping pledging to donate a total of 500,000 masks to healthcare workers.

More from Capitals News

Ovechkin isn’t the only NHL player participating in this initiative. Other players listed were Mat Barzal, Patrice Bergeron, Dani Cameranesi, Brandon Carlo, Thomas Chabot, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Sidney Crosby, Melodie Daoust, Alex Debrincat, Brianna Decker, Matt Duchene, Matt Dumba, Marc-Andre Fleury, Filip Forsberg, Jake Gardiner, Miro Heiskanen, Filip Hronek, Jonathan Huberdeau, Seth Jones, Nathan Mackinnon, Charlie McAvoy, John Tavares, Vladimir Tarasenko, Artemi Panarin, Connor McDavid and Carey Price.

The stock in surgical masks is small during the novel coronavirus pandemic and several companies, CCM included, are taking part in the donation of masks. It’s great to see hockey players including the best goal scorer in the league stepping up to the plate to help out in the community for all the healthcare workers who need them.

CCM CEO Rick Blackshaw said in a press release:

"“By teaming up with our roster of CCM athletes, we will be able to play a role in the collaborative effort to get past this crisis. We focused on the best use of our network and our resources to have the quickest impact. Sourcing greatly needed equipment through our established supply chain partners in Asia is the most efficient way for us to support and keep our real heroes safe.”"

Ovechkin has done more than just waiting for hockey to get back, play NHL 20 and have dance parties in between workout sets with his baby Sergei. What he did as well as the other high profile hockey players mentioned was helping to save lives.

More. Capitals: Alex Ovechkin hat trick leads to Game 1 win in our NHL 20 simulation. light

Ovechkin would love to be on the ice continuing to score goals to chase Wayne Gretzky’s record. We as fans long for the day we see an Ovi slapshot right from the office. But seeing Ovechkin give back to the community in the middle of a pandemic shows he’s a much better person than a hockey player.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.