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Alex Ovechkin Gives Miles Wood Signed Photo After Reading Childhood Letter

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistDecember 30, 2016
New Jersey Devils @NJDevils

Well worth the wait for @MilesWood28! He's leaving D.C with two points and an @ovi8 autographed picture. https://t.co/OQIuHLDqxB

New Jersey Devils winger Miles Wood, even as an 11-year-old, meant business.

Before Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals, reporter Julie Robenhymer passed along a challenge Wood made to Alex Ovechkin 10 years earlier:

Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer

Ten years ago @MilesWood28 sent Ovechkin a hockey card to sign w/ a note: If you don't, I'll check you 1st chance I get when I make the NHL.

New Jersey Devils @NJDevils

Ten years ago, @MilesWood28 vowed to fulfill a promise to @ovi8 if they ever met in the @NHL. Tonight they will. https://t.co/GEctDnVuOz

Word must have passed along to Ovi, who made good on the request with a signed photo that said, "Take it easy tonight."

Washington Capitals @Capitals

.@NJDevils We good now, @MilesWood28? @NHL @ovi8 https://t.co/Tgubvz630u

The two met after the Devils won 2-1. Ovechkin wore a red robe while apologizing for leaving Wood hanging, per NHL.com's Tom Gulitti:

Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL

@ovi8 to @MilesWood28 "Sorry about the card." https://t.co/YC15ODPC9S

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