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Alex Ovechkin has a huge shot.

But, as we’ve learned this weekend, the Caps’ captain has an even bigger heart.

On Friday afternoon, the Twitter account of an Edmonton restaurant, The Sequel Café, posted that Ovechkin gave a homeless man a coat and hat.

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On Saturday morning, a key detail emerged: As it turns out, No. 8 purchased a sweater, coat and hat for the shirtless man, who didn’t recognize him but was nevertheless blown away by the gesture.

“It’s something that if you see a guy [who’s] almost naked out there in that kind of temperature I think every human can do something,” Ovechkin told reporters after the morning skate. Here are all of Ovi’s comments on the matter:

It also should be noted that Ovechkin didn’t want any attention for his act of kindness. In fact, he didn’t really want to discuss it and, on a couple occasions, attempted to steer the conversation back to Saturday night’s game against Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Which, to me, makes the whole thing even better.

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