Alex Ovechkin Scores Hat Trick in Honor of Young Cancer Survivor

Ryan McCrystalFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2017

The Washington Capitals welcomed Alex Luey, a 13-year-old cancer survivor from Canada, into their locker room on Saturday. Washington team captain Alex Ovechkin made sure it was a special night for Luey. 

According to Tom Gulitti of, Luey recently found out he was cancer free and received a video message from his favorite player, Ovechkin, inviting him to the game. 

Ovechkin put on a show for Luey, scoring a hat trick and leading the Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Despite Ovechkin's standout performance, it was Luey who received player of the game honors afterward: