Capitals: Alex Ovechkin helps deliver pizzas to frontline workers

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

Before Alex Ovechkin became a Washington Capitals superstar, his dream was to be a pizza delivery driver.

At least that’s what the Papa John’s commercial featuring Alex Ovechkin said a couple seasons ago. Whether that was the case or not, Ovechkin has delivered pizzas in the past surprising Washington Capitals fans. Now during the novel coronavirus pandemic the captain has stepped up.

He’s made several headlines already. He helped donate masks to workers as part of CCMs initiative. He also helped raise money for coronavirus relief in an NHL 20 matchup with Wayne Gretzky.

In his latest move during the pause in the NHL season, Ovechkin had teamed up with Papa John’s to deliver pizzas to frontline workers at hospitals and urgent care locations around the DMV.

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“Hey everyone. It’s Ovi. I just want to say thanks to all my star doctors and nurses. You do a great job. Hope you will enjoy pizza and take care of yourself,” said Ovechkin in the video released by the Papa John’s of DC Twitter account.

Ovechkin helped deliver the pizzas on Thursday, his latest activity in his partnership with the pizza chain. Ovechkin did several commercials for Papa John’s including what we mentioned earlier about his dream to become a pizza delivery driver.

One of the stops was the MedStar Georgetown hospital, which tweeted out pics of the workers with their boxes of pizza.

It’s great to see Ovechkin out here continuing to help give back to the community. He clearly wishes he was playing hockey and chasing Gretzky’s record but he also knows the importance of helping out in the community as we all continue to move forward from this pandemic.

Here’s hoping Ovechkin continues to give back to the community and that Caps fans continue to stay behind their captain on and off the ice.

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