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Photo from The Globe and Mail

Check out Matt Sekeres' article that appeared today in The Globe and Mail about Ovechkin's appearence at The Bay yesterday. He went to sign autographs to help promote the Olympics at The Bay downtown for 2 hours.

Quality quotes coming out from Ovechkin when asked why he does agreed to the session:
"Why not?” Ovechkin replied earlier in the day when asked why he would agree to two hours of sign and smile. “It’s good stuff for me. People are going to recognize me and shake my hand. It’s easy.”

Matt Sekeres doesn't just call him a hockey player, he calls him a rock star. It's easy to forget that he's only 24 years old, since he works the media so well sometimes. In addition to signing a few autographs, he was promoting the NHL parcipating in the 2014 Olympics in Russia to the media.

To read more Ovechkin stories check out The Province or the Vancouver Sun