Wes Johnson kicks off the event. (Photos by Chris Gordon)
As Saturday evening wound down, the streets around the Walter E. Washington Convention began to fill with Metropolitan Police cars. The President was coming. He had missed, though, the main event in the building that day, the 2013 Capitals Convention. Ted Leonsis unveiled the already de-veiled 2015 Winter Classic, players engaged in slightly uncomfortable yet humorous hijinks, and there were many, many panels about many, many things.
Below, take a look at my photos from the day.
Street hockey with the Brouwer Rangers.
Ted makes a not-surprise announcement.
Yes, Wilbon was there.
Youths going for a skate.
Fans listen to Caps GM George McPhee.
The Brouwer Rangers audit GMGM’s panel.
Caps celebs Craig Brownstein (of the Puck Buddys) and Ovie the Bulldog.
Mike Green signs for a fan.
Joel Ward autographs a puck for a youngster.
Steve Oleksy and Braden Holtby face the kids.
Alan May is introduced as the new host of Caps Red Line.
Steve Oleksy tries his hand at the accuracy challenge game.
Brooks Laich poses for a photo.
Eric Fehr, Brooks Laich, Aaron Volpatti, and Greg Wyshynski on stage during the locker room stories panel.
Wes closes out the event.