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  • Capitals Players To Take Over Nando’s PERi-PERi Saturday, Sept. 17, to Benefit MSE Foundation

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals players Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, Stanislav Galiev, Nate Schmidt and Tom Wilson will “take over” the new Nando’s PERi-PERi in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon to 7 p.m,. All sales within the 11 a.m.-9 p.m. time frame that day will benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
    Burakovsky, Eller, Galiev, Schmidt and Wilson will grill chicken, shadow employees and greet guests, help take orders at cash regi
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  • Capitals to Hold Media Day on Sept. 23 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will officially open their 2016-17 NHL training camp on Friday, Sept. 23, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. There are three practice sessions scheduled that day (Group White at 9:30 a.m., Group Red at 11 a.m. and Group Blue at 12:30 p.m.). Players will be available to the media at the conclusion of their on- and off-ice sessions. The complete training camp schedu
  • Alex Ovechkin Named Team Russia's Captain for World Cup of Hockey 2016

    TORONTO/NEW YORK – The Russian Ice Hockey Federation announced today that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin will serve as Team Russia’s captain at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) forward Pavel Datsyuk have been named alternate captains.Ovechkin, 30, has recorded 525 goals and 966 points in 839 NHL games with the Capitals. The NHL’s leading goal scorer the last four seasons, Ovechkin has served as team
  • Grubauer to Represent Team Europe at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (Germany) has been selected to represent Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Grubauer joins Capitals teammates Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (Canada), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia), Matt Niskanen (United States), Dmitry Orlov (Russia), T.J. Oshie (United States) and Alex Ovechkin (Russia) at the tournament. In addition, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will serve as an assistant coach for Te
  • Capitals Players Present $23,405 So Kids Can Donation to Horton's Kids

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby along with Elliot Segal of the Elliot in the Morning Show recently presented a $23,405 check to Horton’s Kids, a community-based social change organization serving some of Washington’s most at-risk youth.The funds were raised during the 2015-16 season through So Kids Can and will help support Horton’s Kids academic, youth development and health and basic needs services for childr
  • Capitals Announce In-Game Host Search

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals are seeking an in-game host to begin in the 2016-17 season.
    The host serves as the primary on-camera personality for all Capitals home games, including the in-arena pre-game show #CapsCountdown, features and in-game promotions. In addition, the host represents the team at various events and supports initiatives related to Scarlet Caps, the team’s female fan club.
    A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred, as well
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  • Capitals to Host Blood Drive Aug. 6 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Appointments are required.Blood drive donors will receive a bobblehead of defenseman Dmitry Orlov as well as a Capitals T-shirt.More than 250 units of blood and blood products are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. One blood donation can save up to three lives, and there is a conti
  • Capitals Sign Brad Malone

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Brad Malone to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Malone, 27, registered six points (two goals, four assists) and 75 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season. The 6’2”, 207-pound center established a career-high and led the Hurricanes with 75 penalty minutes in 2015-16 and ranked second on the team in hits (124). Malone est
  • Capitals Sign Brett Connolly

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Brett Connolly to a one-year, $850,000 contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Connolly, 24, registered 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) in 71 games with the Boston Bruins last season and earned career highs in points, assists and games played. The 6’2”, 200-pound forward recorded a career-high three assists on Feb. 11 at Winnipeg and scored a career-high 12 goals during t
  • Capitals Sign Cannata, Dietz and Thomas

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Joe Cannata, defenseman Darren Dietz and forward Christian Thomas to one-year, two-way deals, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Cannata, 26, posted a 20-13-6 record with two shutouts, a 2.52 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 40 games with the Utica Comets (AHL) last season. The 6’1”, 200-pound goaltender stopped all 30 shots he faced on Oct. 24 against Syrac
  • Capitals Sign Connor Hobbs

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Connor Hobbs to a three-year, entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Hobbs, 19, registered 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) in 58 games with the Regina Pats (WHL) in 2015-16. The 6’1”, 196-pound defenseman ranked second among Pats skaters in penalty minutes last season (106) and led Regina defensemen in goals and points. In addition, Hobbs ranked fifth among
  • Capitals Re-sign Tom Wilson

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed right wing Tom Wilson to a two-year, $4 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Wilson will earn $1.75 million in 2016-17 and $2.25 million in 2017-18.
    Wilson, 22, registered 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) and 163 penalty minutes in 82 games with Washington last season. The 6’4”, 215-pound right wing set career highs in points, goals, assists and plus/minus (+4) and
  • Capitals Re-sign Zach Sill

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Zach Sill to a two-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Sill, 28, scored one goal in 10 games with the Capitals last season. The 6’1”, 202-pound forward scored his first Capitals goal on Jan. 10 against Ottawa and made his Washington debut on Dec. 30 against Buffalo. Sill has earned five points (two goals, three assists) in 93 career NHL games with Pittsb
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and Leveling The Playing Field Partnership Helps Expose Thousands to Hockey

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Through its collection program with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Capitals, local nonprofit Leveling The Playing Field (LPF) collected more than 1,600 items from October 2015-March 2016, ranging from helmets and sticks to jerseys and skates and beyond.As a result, several area schools and organizations have been able to expose nearly 20,000 area youth to hockey in recent months.
    LPF was founded to give underprivileged children the opportunity to
  • Capitals Alumni Exhibition Jersey Auction

    The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host a jersey auction on Handbid featuring game-worn, autographed jerseys from its Alumni Exhibition game taking place during the 2016 Prospect Development Camp on June 29. The auction will open at noon on Tuesday, June 28, on Handbid and will conclude 15 minutes after the Capitals Alumni Exhibition game at Kettler Capitals Iceplex ends on Wednesday, June 29. All proceeds will benefit Pedal For Hope and The Leukemi
  • Capitals Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Thursday, June 30

    Arlington, Va. – Washington Capitals single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season will go on sale Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. at 1-800-745-3000, on WashingtonCaps.com, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office.
    The Washington Capitals will open the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the first home game of the campaign set for Saturday, Oct. 15, against the New York Island
  • Washington Capitals 2016 Development Camp Guide

    The Washington Capitals will host their 2016 Prospect Development Camp from June 28 - July 2, 2016 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.
    Capitals development camp is an annual week-long summer session with on- and off-ice workouts designed to help Capitals prospects improve their games and allow the Capitals to evaluate their progress. This is the 10th straight year that the camp is being held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Past development camps have be
  • Capitals Make Six Selections on Second Day of 2016 NHL Draft

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals selected center Garrett Pilon (87th overall), left wing Damien Riat (117th overall), left wing Beck Malenstyn (145th overall), left wing Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (147th overall), defenseman Chase Priskie (177th overall) and defenseman Dmitriy Zaitsev (207th overall) on the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft, held Saturday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. On Friday, the Capitals selected defenseman Lucas Johansen with the 28th overall selection in
  • Capitals Select Lucas Johansen in the First Round of the 2016 NHL Draft

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Lucas Johansen with the 28th overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft on Friday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
    Johansen, 18, registered 49 points (10 goals, 39 assists) in 69 games with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) last season. The 6’2”, 176-pound defenseman added eight points (two goals, six assists) in 18 playoff games to help the Rockets reach the Western Conference Championship Series. Joh
  • Capitals Acquire Eller from Montreal

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired center Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Washington’s second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Eller, 27, registered 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 79 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season. The 6’2”, 207-pound center finished the 2015-16 season ranked sixth on Canadien
  • Capitals Re-sign Paul Carey and Aaron Ness

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Paul Carey to a one-year, two-way contract and defenseman Aaron Ness to a two-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.Carey, 27, scored one goal in four games with the Capitals last season. The 6’1”, 200-pound forward scored the game-tying goal in the third period on Feb. 6 at New Jersey, marking his first NHL goal. Carey was selected by Colorado in the fift
  • Holtby Wins Vezina Trophy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League announced today that Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is the recipient of the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is an annual award given to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs.
    Holtby is the third goaltender in Capitals franchise history to win the Vezina Trophy, joining Jim Carey (1995-96) and Olie Kolzig (1999-00). Holtby, 26, posted a 48-9-7 record this season with three shutout
  • Trotz Wins Jack Adams Award

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Capitals head coach Barry Trotz is the recipient of the 2015-16 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success” as voted by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.Trotz becomes the third head coach in Capitals franchise history to win the Jack Adams Award, joining Bryan Murray (1983-84) and Bruce Boudreau (2007-08). Trotz guided the Capitals (56-18-8, 120 po
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  • Capitals Prospects to Compete in Rookie Tournament

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will compete in a four-team rookie tournament to be held at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla., from Sept. 17-20, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The rookie tournament will also feature top prospects from the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, who will host the event.
    Capitals prospects will face each of the three other participating teams once during the round-robin tourname
  • Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2016Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project
    ARLINGTON, Va. – #RockTheRainbow T-shirts are currently available for preorder on WashCaps.com/RockTheRainbow, the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today.
    Proceeds benefit the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fa
  • Capitals Announce 2016-17 Regular-Season Schedule

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League today announced the 2016-17 regular-season schedule for its 30 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the first home game of the campaign set for Saturday, Oct. 15, against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center.The NHL will pause for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Jan. 28-29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In ad
  • Capitals Announce Home Opener for 2016-17 Season

    ARLINGTON , Va. – The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced the club’s home opener for the 2016-17 season will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, vs. the New York Islanders at Verizon Center.
    The complete 2016-17 NHL schedule will be released tomorrow.
    The Capitals are 13-2-1-1 all-time in home openers at Verizon Center and 2-0-1 in home openers against the Islanders. Washington posted a 3-0-1 record against New York last season and outscored the
  • Alzner Undergoes Successful Surgery

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Karl Alzner underwent a successful sport hernia repair of the pelvic floor on Wednesday morning. Based on the nature of this procedure, we are confident that Karl will be completely healthy prior to the start of the 2016-17 regular season.
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation Announces Hockey DC-CAP College Scholarship Recipient

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation recently announced its District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) hockey scholarship recipient.For the second-consecutive year, MSE Foundation, the charitable arm of the NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and NHL’s Washington Capitals, awarded three $10,000 scholarships to DC-CAP students. Recipients must attend D.C. public or public charter schools to be eligible for the schola
  • Washington Capitals and Goaltender Braden Holtby Participate in Capital Pride Parade

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and goaltender Braden Holtby participated in the Capital Pride Alliance’s 2016 Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriot Rewards on June 11, in Washington, D.C.Holtby participated in the Pride Parade walking with Capitals mascot Slapshot, Red Rockers, Washington Wizards Wizard Girls, Washington Mystics Energy Squad and Monumental Sports and Entertainment staff members in conjunction with the You Can Play Project. You Can Play is an organizatio
  • Washington Capitals and Goaltender Braden Holtby to Participate in Capital Pride Parade June 11

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and goaltender Braden Holtby are proud to announce their support and take part in the Capital Pride Alliance’s 2016 Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriot Rewards, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Washington, D.C.Holtby will participate in the Pride Parade walking with Capitals mascot Slapshot, Red Rockers, Washington Wizards Wizard Girls, Washington Mystics Energy Squad and Monumental Sports and Entertainment staff members
  • Capitals Fan Fest to be held Wednesday, June 29

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday, June 29, with activations beginning at 3 p.m. Caps Alumni Exhibition will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Participating alumni are scheduled to include Matt Bradley, Kevin Kaminski, Olie Kolzig and Dennis Maruk, The Capitals Development Camp will run from June 28 through July 2 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.The entire camp is open to the public (com
  • Capitals Announce 2016-17 Preseason Schedule

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have released their 2016-17 preseason schedule, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The schedule will feature seven games against four opponents and will include three games at Verizon Center.The Capitals will open their preseason schedule against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sept. 26 at Verizon Center. Washington will travel to Montreal on Sept. 27 then Bridgeport, Conn., to face the Islanders on Oct. 1 before h
  • Niskanen to Represent the United States at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen has been selected to represent the United States at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Niskanen joins Capitals teammates Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (Canada), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia), Dmitry Orlov (Russia), T.J. Oshie (United States) and Alex Ovechkin (Russia) at the tournament. In addition, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada. The 2016 World Cup of Hocke
  • World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament Games at Verizon Center Go On Sale Thursday, May 26

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Tickets for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Pre-Tournament Games held at Verizon Center will go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Tickets are available online only on WashingtonCaps.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are available as a two event package featuring Team USA vs. Team Finland on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Team Sweden vs. Team Europe on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Both games will begin at 7 p.m. ET.Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States),
  • Monumental Sports Network Receives Five Emmy Nominations for Broadcast Excellence

    Washington, D.C. – Monumental Sports Network, which relaunched in March 2016 with mobile and OTT streaming devices and is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, received five Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) National Capital Chesapeake Bay Region. All of Monumental’s nominations are for broadcast excellence and include Best Sports Feature Segment, Best Sports Director Post Production, Best Editor Short Form
  • Capitals and MSE Foundation Volunteers Visit Fort Dupont for Service Project

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, Capitals wives Mandy Alzner, Brandi Holtby, Katie Niskanen, Kim Trotz and Taylor Winnik, Red Rockers, Slapshot and 100 fans participated in a Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation service project to help spruce up Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Southeast Washington, D.C., on May 14.Saturday marked the seventh-consecutive year that the Capitals and their fans have joined together to help clean up and make improvements at Fort
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