Alex Luey was given the grand treatment by the Washington Capitals on Saturday, courtesy of Alex Ovechkin.
Luey, a 13-year-old cancer survivor from Niagara Falls, Ontario, read the Capitals starting lineup to the team before its game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.
Luey was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in September 2016 and had part of his right leg amputated. He was declared cancer-free in May and was invited to the game by Ovechkin during Hometown Hockey on Rogers last month. His invitation coincided with the Maple Leafs Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night.
Besides reading the opening lineup, Luey was on the Washington bench during warmups and welcomed the Capitals onto the ice before the game.
Luey also received an acknowledgement from his buddy Ovechkin after each of his two first-period goals.