Ovi poses with Hook, a one-eyed pitbull mix. (Photo credit: MSE Foundation)

The Washington Capitals may have authored a convincing 4-2 victory last night against the Edmonton Oilers, but there was still lots of hard work to do at Kettler Capitals IcePlex today. And by hard work, I mean putting on glittery outfits and posing for photos with puppies. This year’s Caps Dog Calendar, done in association with Homeward Trails, is going to be one to remember (and also may fetch hundreds of dollars on eBay).


Nicklas Backstrom loves his hat.


Braden Holtby and his giant sunglasses pose with a peppercorn.


Mike Green holds a puppy like a baby.


Karl poses with his dogs.

The dogs in these photos are all available for adoption through Homeward Trails, minus Karl’s pups because they’re, you know, Karl’s pups.

Thanks to MSE Foundation’s Twitter account for posting the photos. Also make sure to check out the DC Sports Bog for some more photos.

  • OlietheGoalie

    Ovie wear Crocs. For shame.

  • Hkyfan

    It did say silly props so perhaps the Crocs count for that.

  • Marlene

    Thanks! This made my day. Ovechkin outfits are already funny, so I don’t think it was necessary for him to wear the hat 😉 Men with dogs is a weakness but hockey players with dogs may kill me.

  • “Ovechkin outfits are already funny, so I don’t think it was necessary for him to wear the hat” lolz

  • sheena dunn

    I cannot wait for this!!!!!

  • I’m amazed Karl’s dogs can actually sit and be obedient. Like I would think they would be knocking the camera off the tripod, gnawing on the camera lens, eating the glitter hats, etc.

  • Ovi wore those crocs on the ice today too. https://twitter.com/AdamVingan/status/390168596866818048

  • BaconSkittles

    Ovi probably wore the hat to the shoot

  • Alex

    I’m disappointed that Jay Beagle didn’t pose by himself.

  • Thomas Firey

    One more example of hockey players being awesome.

  • VirginiaPatriot

    I thought that was only when Karl is late getting home.

  • Bob Norberg

    Ovi in crocs? Yikes!

  • RJN25

    Ovi in crocs? Oh my!

  • Starlet

    Not very many props to go around, eh? Ovi is letting his cowboy shine, though! (but really…were these props necessary?)

  • nicoley-poley

    this is where we /really/ miss matty p

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  • Brouwer Rangers

    Handlebar mustache! Tiny hat! Ari and Zoe! (Photo from Homeward Trails facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/homewardtrails)

  • R.O’B.

    I’d have bought the calendar for that sole purpose