Alex Ovechkin, inspired by girl with Down Syndrome, donates car to charity

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin's ploy to be picked last in the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft was for altruistic reasons after all. The all-star plans to donate a new car to a young girl with Down Syndrome.

Honda grants Ovechkin's wish

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin plans to donate a new car to a young fan with Down Syndrome. (Alex Brandon/The Associated Press)

During Friday's All-Star Fantasy Draft, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin attempted to be picked last by claiming he needed the new car. 

It turns out that it was for altruistic reasons after all. Once Honda found out that Ovechkin's plan was to donate the car to a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, they contacted the all-star's agent to make it possible.

Many will recall the 29-year-old forward taking Ann Schaub on a sushi date last year. The car will be donated to the young girl's hockey program, the Nova Cool Cats of Virginia.


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