T.J. Oshie’s tearful words about his dad Tim, who is battling Alzheimer’s, will have you in tearing up, too.
The Washington Capitals winger spoke to reporters about his father, who was diagnosed in 2012, following the team’s big Stanley cup win.
“My dad’s here in the crowd. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” Oshie said, “and he doesn’t remember a lot of stuff. But you bet your a** he’s going to remember this one.”
Tim later made his way down to the ice to celebrate with his son. They even snapped a photo of the pair holding the coveted cup together.
Oshie says that Tim, who was once a hockey coach, was his biggest supporter throughout his own hockey career: “To have him here is amazing,” he gushed, according to ESPN. “He doesn’t travel very well, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to get him out all playoffs. It was kind of a perfect storm to get him with my aunt and sister out from Seattle.”
The Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 Thursday night in Game 5 of the seven-game series.