Alex Ovechkin enjoys the sights and tastes as NHL Ambassador in China

Julia Karron
NBC Sports Washington

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was sent to China as part of the NHL's envoy to grow the game in Asia as an ambassador.  While he's mostly been working, helping kids in clinics, he's had the chance to tour the country as well see some of its most acclaimed sites.

Ovi started his time as a tourist in the Forbidden City at the Emperor's Palace.

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"This place is unbelievable," Ovechkin noted.

Next, he got the chance to ride a toboggan at the Great Wall of China.

"Was fun, was really fun," Ovi reflected.

Ovechkin also got a chance to walk along the Great Wall, adorned in his Caps jersey.

Finally, the Great Eight sat down with another Russian legend, Alexei Kovalev, to feast on Peking duck at DaDong restaurant, which has continuously been voted as having the best duck in Beijing.

Ovi sat at the head of the table and was able to slice some of the famed duck, and shared the meal with the NHL's Joe Loreski, VP of International Marketing, and Sandy Ma Yun, the Director of International Strategy.

Gr8 in China, indeed.

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