The Washington Capitals were back on the ice at Kettler IcePlex Wednesday morning in preparation for their Thursday night home game against the Islanders.
With several players dealing with injuries, it appears the Capitals are looking to identify young talent in the pipeline.
When practice ended, Nick Backstrom stayed on the ice to get some work in with Vince Backstrom, the Swede's one-year-old son.
Its what we on the internet call "cuteness overload."
Toddlers playing sports is never not cute, but no sport magnifies just how cute and adorable little kids are than hockey.
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After all, most grown adults don't know how to control their bodies on a sheet of ice, so seeing a toddler do it gives us all of the feels.
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ALERT: Baby @backstrom19 got a hockey lesson from dad today 😍 more on our Snapchat #StartEmYoung pic.twitter.com/68ucD2GbQp— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 1, 2017