Capitals star Alex Ovechkin plays grocer for a day to promote pending release of his cereal brand

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is best known for skating down the ice at breakneck speed, checking opponents and one-timing shots past helpless goalies.

He can add temporary supermarket employee to that list.

Ovechkin will have a limited-release cereal brand coming out next week, so he took up shop at an area Giant Food supermarket Tuesday to tout Ovi O's as part of a promotional tour.

His job included stocking shelves with the cereal, which will hit real shelves on Sept. 17, and working the checkout aisle as surprised shoppers and local media recorded him and his impish style of humor.

As a stock person, he did well, though he did knock some of the competition out of the way like a true hockey player.

Stocking the shelves in aisle 8. He accidentally knocked a few other boxes off the shelf pic.twitter.com/xC2Ez3jArh

Still sporting the nicks and scrapes from a recent bike fall, he made his way to the checkout aisle and worked as a cashier.

He carded someone who was buying beer and made an announcement over the PA system about where to buy his cereal, but the $10 million player also took a while to make change for a customer.

Ovechkin is carding this guy pic.twitter.com/dJz0JMeQvZ

Oh no, who gave Ovi a microphone 😅 pic.twitter.com/QgjGTtTQdu

Someone please help Ovi figure out how to make change 😂 pic.twitter.com/qqMVIgmYk8

Ovechkin's wife, Nastya Shubskaya, also bought groceries at his aisle and he paid for them with his credit card.

#Capitals Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8)

“see you at home”

After he rings up AND PAYS for his wife’s groceries at @GiantFood!!! @[email protected]@Capitals 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/UkDWsqXsIT

The Capitals' training camp opens Friday.

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