Sunday is Father's Day, a day when we take time to celebrate all the great fathers out there. Luckily, there are plenty of great dads in Washington playing for the Capitals. Here are some of their best dad moments.
Even when the players are on the ice, their kids are not far from their minds. Braden Holtby likes to kiss the names of his kids that are on the back of his mask before a game.
When talking about cute dad moments, you of course have to look at the T.J. Oshie and his family. From teaching Lyla how to ride a bicycle...
...to teaching Leni how to swim...
...to introducing the girls to their new baby brother...
...the Oshie's are always up to something adorable.
we neeeed a photo of the finished product 🙏 💄— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) April 16, 2020
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The Carlsons also seem to have a lot of fun, like when John and his wife Gina gave son Rudy the patience challenge...which he failed hilariously.https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAacMpxApwA/
We once thought that there was nothing in the world Alex Ovechkin loved more than scoring goals. If you see him with his son, Sergei, however, you realize being a father is what he truly lives for.
the most precious dance break— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) April 1, 2020
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Sergei looks well on his way to following in his father's footsteps.
Ripping shots and celebrating accordingly. Like father, like son. pic.twitter.com/rIKGmnwWsP— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) June 5, 2020
Now they will have to work on baby Ilya's hockey skills.
Few things are cuter than seeing the Caps dads skate with their little ones, like Evgeny Kuznetsov with his daughter Ecenia.
Though it may have happened in Hershey, Travis Boyd has one of the more inspirational dad moments. Boyd's daughter, Hayden, had to go to the hospital for a bad infection. Boyd went to the hospital on a Sunday and did not leave until Friday morning to prepare for that night's game. He would go on to score four goals in that game. Afterward, he dedicated the performance to Hayden.
We spent a long, hard, and sleepless week in the hospital caring for Hayden. Beyond thankful for a successful surgery, her amazing mother, all the support and for being able to score 4 goals for our little girl tonight! pic.twitter.com/76HDDfKHqH— Travis Boyd (@Tboyd93) February 17, 2018
Several players also welcomed little ones this year just in time for Father's Day including Nicklas Backstrom (kid No. 3), Nic Dowd (No. 1)...
Louie Dowd | 5 lbs 6 oz | NYE 8:18 p.m | Thanks for surprising us a month early little Lou because we are so lucky for the extra month with you 💙 pic.twitter.com/MD0ro0rTEq— Paige Dowd (@paigemdowd) January 1, 2020
and Nick Jensen.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
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