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NHL superstar buys winter clothes for homeless man in YEG

Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4:19 PM - While temperatures dropped in Alberta Friday night, an NHL superstar's good deed warmed the hearts of many Edmontonians.

Washington Capitals player Alex Ovechkin was downtown with some teammates before a game against the Oilers when he spotted a homeless man without a shirt.

Without hesitation, the NHLer went to a local store to purchase a jacket, sweater and hat for the man. He was seen given the clothing to the Edmontonian later that evening by employees of a nearby cafe.

When asked about the random act of kindness by reporters during a scrum Saturday morning Ovechkin responded with, "if you see a guy almost naked out there, with the current temperature, I think every human can do something."

According to the Capitals player, the man did not recognize him.

A wintry week lies ahead for Western Canada.

"Blast of winter weather midweek. Several days with highs that remain below freezing with widespread snow," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "Substantial totals possible across southern and central Alberta during mid and late next week."

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