Eagles bench boss Jerry York coached Caps GM George McPhee at Bowling Green from 1979-82, and the pair set up the practice session. The Caps were in town for last night’s game against the Bruins.
As was the case during All-Star weekend, Ovechkin stole the show. He grabbed a BC hat from York, posed for pictures and soaked up the college atmosphere.
“He was asking what the college life is like, what it’s like living in dorms, what Boston is like as a city,” said BC senior forward Anthony Aiello, one of the many Eagles York called “star struck.” “He seemed like a great guy.”
There was one thing they really picked up from watching Ovechkin.
“He’s always out there smiling and fooling around on the ice,” BC senior forward Andrew Orpik said. “It’s good to see the guys that are playing professionally still have that kid aspect in them.”