June 11 (UPI) — Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie shared an emotional hug with his dad after winning his first Stanley Cup.
Cameras originally caught the embrace after the Capitals’ Game 5 win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Capitals released more footage from the postgame exchange in a video on Monday, shared on the team’s social media platforms.
“We are the champions,” the Capitals wrote for the caption on the video.
The 7-minute film begins with the Capitals getting off the plane, before showing game highlights. It later cuts to team captain Alexander Ovechkin hugging his friends and family before panning to Oshie meeting up with his father, Tim Oshie, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
“We did it,” T.J. Oshie said. “You’re not going to forget this one.”
“I love you son,” his dad replied.
T.J. Oshie, 31, finished tied for fourth place in points during the Stanley Cup playoffs, trailing Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Reilly Smith. His 21 points were tied with Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Marchessault and Blake Wheeler.
“My dad … he doesn’t remember a lot of stuff these days,” Oshie said while celebrating on the ice after the win. “But he remembers enough. But I tell you what, he’s here tonight. I don’t know where he is at. But this one will stick with him forever. You can guarantee that.”
Tim Oshie was diagnosed with the disease in 2012.