Washington Capitals alum and new head goaltending coach Olie Kolzig is the franchise’s greatest goalie. From leading the team to its only Stanley Cup Final appearance in 1998 to winning the Vezina in 2000, every great Kolzig memory involves him in goalie gear manning the crease (or charging out of it to fight someone).
So it was jarring on Thursday to see Kolzig out of his pads and playing defense, not goal, at the Caps Alumni Game. Kolzig’s nagging hip problem kept him out of net.
But Kolzig did fans a solid, just to help them remember the good times, by wearing his Godzilla-themed mask during his first shift. If you take a look at Chris Gordon‘s photos below, you can see him talking trash from the bench.
Yup, he’s still got it.
Photos by Chris Gordon