Alex Ovechkin is not only teaching in China. He's also learning.
Ovechkin spent part of Tuesday, the third day of his trip to the country as an international ambassador for the NHL, in Beijing with 10-year-old William Ye. The boy taught the Washington Capitals captain how to write his name and No. 8 in Chinese characters.
Video: Ovechkin's Chinese writing, 'chopstick challenge'
Ye made the 750-mile trip from Shanghai to China's capital to meet and share a letter welcoming Ovechkin. They competed in the Chopstick Challenge, with Ovechkin and Ye each trying to stack hockey pucks using chopsticks, then played a hockey-style video game.
Ovechkin also has been sightseeing during his weeklong trip and will visit the Forbidden City on Wednesday. Members of the Capitals staff ventured to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, an important house of worship during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Ovechkin previously taught a hockey clinic, enjoyed a Peking duck dinner and attended the Renaissance Cup during the first two days of the trip. The Capitals shared a compilation video of his first two days Tuesday.
Video: Ovechkin meets fans while in China