Athletistic / Hockey. Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin explained why he is helping Moscow forward Ivan Miroshnichenko adjust to playing in the NHL. The 19-year-old Russian moved to North America last summer.

“Why am I helping Ivan feel comfortable on and off the ice? I’ve been in the same position myself, and then the guys helped me in my first year in the NHL, and I will never forget it. I hope that these players, when they themselves become veterans, they will also help young people, “Ovechkin said in an interview with the press service of Washington.

Last night, Ivan Miroshnichenko marked his debut with two assists in the preseason match with the Detroit Red Wings (4:3). He spent 16 minutes 23 seconds on the ice, scored three shots on target, three power shots and finished the game with a utility rating of “+1”. As a result, the young Russian was recognized as the second star of the match.