Alex Ovechkin looks at Capitals owner Ted Leonsis (yes, that’s really him) holding an Ovechkin cutout during a pregame ceremony on Sunday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Before the Capitals’ 5-0 shutout of the Kings on Sunday at Verizon Center, Alex Ovechkin was honored during a pregame ceremony to celebrate his surpassing 1,000 career points last month. Ovechkin was flanked by his parents, Mikhail and Tatyana, his wife, Nastya, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, NHL Senior Vice President Jim Gregory and Capitals President Dick Patrick.

After Gregory presented Ovechkin a commemorative Tiffany crystal on behalf of the league, Leonsis handed him a commemorative golden stick engraved with the key milestones from his march to 1,000 points along the shaft and a message from the team on the blade. It’ll look nice alongside the golden stick that Ovechkin received after he scored his 500th career goal last January.


A close up of the golden stick Ovechkin received on Sunday. (Via NBC)

“It’s cool,” Ovechkin, who had an assist in the win, said of his latest commemorative stick. “I’m pretty sure my family gonna enjoy it.”

Fans at Sunday’s game received Ovechkin cutouts, which Leonsis showed off during the pregame ceremony. Here’s how they looked on the seats before the game. At least one of the cutouts was spotted in the Capitals’ locker room after Washington’s eight straight win at home.


Alex Ovechkin, center, holds a commemorative hockey stick during a pregame ceremony for recording his 1,000th NHL point before Sunday’s game against the Kings. With Ovechkin are, from left, his parents Mikhail and Tatyana Ovechkin, his wife Nastya Shubskaya, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, NHL Senior Vice President Jim Gregory and Capitals president Dick Patrick. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)