T.J. Oshie offers emotional quote about his father with Alzheimer's after Stanley Cup win

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie knows how much it means to his father to see him win the Stanley Cup.

Oshie’s father Tim was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012 while T.J. was playing with the St. Louis Blues. But it hasn’t stopped him from attending T.J.’s games.

Tim was in attendance for the Capitals’ Stanley Cup-clinching Game 5 win over the Las Vegas Knights and Oshie told NBC after the game that he knew his dad would remember what unfolded in front of him.

“My dad, he doesn’t remember a lot of stuff these days,” Oshie said. “He remembers enough but I’ll tell you what. He’s here tonight, I don’t know where he’s at but this one will stick with him forever. You can guarantee that.”

Tim Oshie was able to get down to the ice amidst the Capitals’ celebration and hug T.J.

The Oshies have been open about Tim’s diagnosis, which came in 2012. Tim, then 48, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s after the family noticed he would ask the same questions over and over and even got so disoriented on a college hockey trip that he ended up at a diner and had no idea where he was.

The Capitals have even made special arrangements for Tim so he can travel on the team’s trips for players’ fathers.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 7: The Washington Capitals celebrate their win over the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of game five of The Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 07: Washington Capitals fan, Mackenzie Frazier and others react to the Capitals first goal during game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights near Capital One Arena on Thursday June 07, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 7: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) lingered on the bench after they won during the third period of game five of The Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS NV - JUNE 7: Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) leads the team around the with cup during the second period of the game between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights in game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals in Las Vegas NV on June 7, 2018. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 7: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) hoists the Stanley Cup after their win over the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of game five of The Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: (L-R) John Carlson #74, Andre Burakovsky #65 and Lars Eller #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrate after Burakovsky assisted Eller on a third-period goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: T.J. Oshie #77 of the Washington Capitals and his father, Tim, hold the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Alex Chiasson #39 of the Washington Capitals smile about winning the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Alex Chiasson #39 of the Washington Capitals embrace in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates winning the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Nicklas Backstrom #19 and Christian Djoos #29 of the Washington Capitals kiss the Stanley Cup celebration of defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8, Andre Burakovsky #65, John Carlson #74 and Michal Kempny #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrate winning the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals won the series four games to one. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals hands the Stanley Cup off after the team's 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 07: The scoreboard displays a message thanking fans along with the 4-3 final score of the Washington Capitals' win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final as the Capitals celebrate on the ice at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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