Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Even actors can nonetheless get starstruck. 10-year-old Keivonn Woodard, recognizable from the hit TV present The Final of Us, virtually froze when he walked into the Washington Capital’s locker room on Friday and noticed his idol, legendary participant Alexander Ovechkin.

Woodard, who’s deaf, intends to be the primary deaf Black hockey participant within the NHL. He proved that you simply don’t want to listen to an individual scream or yell to know they will barely comprise their pleasure.

After staring for a second, he turned to the American Signal Language interpreter and signed, “Oh, you’re Ovi,” in line with an article.


Keivonn Woodard (A deaf hockey participant) meets his idol Alexander Ovechkin. @7NewsDC

— Olivia Garvey (@Olivia7News) February 24, 2023

Ovechkin offered Woodard with a signed hockey stick, and Woodard taught the star easy methods to signal his title in ASL, in line with USA TODAY.

Woodard additionally met former Capitals ahead Devante Smith-Pelly, one among 11 Black gamers who has performed for the Capitals. Smith-Pelly participated within the puck drop for the Capitals’ pregame occasion, “Celebrating Black Historical past.”

The Capital’s Twitter web page posted video and images of Woodard on the area and with Ovi. The younger hockey participant even acquired a while on the ice, exhibiting off his skating abilities and flicking a shot into the higher proper nook of the online previous the impressed goalie.

This child is…

*checks notes*


— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 24, 2023

Ovi and Keivonn assembly is the content material all of us want proper now

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 24, 2023

You are welcome again anytime, Keivonn!

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 24, 2023

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