Michael Phelpsattended the third hockey game of his life Saturday and left with a custom-made Washington Capitals jersey autographed by Alex Ovechkin.
The jersey had Phelps’ last name on the back and the number 22, same as his record amount of Olympic medals.
“Twenty two is a good number,” Phelps said upon receiving it from Ovechkin.
Ovechkin was then handed a Sharpie by a man in a suit.
“I don’t think he [Phelps] wants my signature,” said Ovechkin, who has zero medals in two Olympics but owns three Hart Trophies and leads the NHL in goals this season.
“No, I want you to sign it,” Phelps responded. “I would love you to sign it.”
This was followed by Speedo jokes and Phelps telling two other Capitals players of his hockey game experiences — one University of Michigan game (when he attended Michigan), the 2010 Olympic gold-medal game and that Capitals-Devils game on Saturday night.