Washington Capitals player gives a heartfelt tribute to his father, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease, after winning the Stanley Cup

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie hoisting the Stanley Cup.

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie hoisting the Stanley Cup.
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  • In a post-game interview after winning the Stanley Cup, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie paid an emotional tribute to his father, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease.
  • “He doesn’t remember a lot of stuff these days . . . but this one will stick with him forever,” Oshie said of his Father.
  • Photos of Oshie holding the Stanley Cup with his father later spread on social media, as did many posts expressing how moved people were by Oshie’s words.

After the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history on Thursday night, Capitals forward shared some emotional words about just how much the moment meant to him and to his father, who is currently battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Later, Oshie got the opportunity to share moment with his father in person.

And naturally, people on social media expressed how moved they were by Oshie’s comments.