USA: 'It means a lot!' — Hockey star Ovechkin on Putin’s Stanley Cup congrats

SOT, Alexander Ovechkin, Russian ice hockey player, Stanley Cup winner: «No, not yet, not yet. Not yet and I don't know if he will. But when your President calls you or whatever he said publicly 'congrats', it means a lot. And, you know, he is my President.» *JUMPCUT AT SOURCE* SOT, Alexander Ovechkin, Russian ice hockey player, Stanley Cup winner: «I don't know if I'm going to get it. Today at... Еще 9 in the morning I had a Gillette group in my house waiting for me to shave, Jesus! And tomorrow, maybe couple of more weeks I'm probably not going to have a good sleep, you know. But it's fine.» SOT, journalist: «Maybe [Lionel] Messi? You give it to him later?» SOT, Alexander Ovechkin, Russian ice hockey player, Stanley Cup winner: «Well, I will see him in summer when I go back to Barcelona to see the game, so we'll see how it's going to be, but it's going to be something special, I will share with all the people, with all of my family and friends.» Russian hockey player and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin commented on Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating him for winning the Stanley Cup and shared his thoughts on how he plans on celebrating the victory, while speaking in Washington DC on Wednesday. Answering the question on whether he received a personal call from Putin after the victory, Ovechkin said 'not yet' adding though 'when your president calls you or he publicly said congrats it means a lot. And, you know, he is my president.' Earlier Putin publicly congratulated Ovechkin for winning the Stanley Cup as the captain of the Washington Capitals, saying that he and Ovechkin have 'good personal relations.' On June 8, Capitals fans celebrated the team's first Stanley Cup victory and the Washington's first title in a major sporting championship since 1992. The Capitals won the Stanley Cup after defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3, in Game 5. The team had only reached the Stanley Cup final once before.

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