The sweaters on sale. (All photos by Chris Gordon)
A couple weeks ago, the Washington Capitals released a magisterial Christmas video in which their players wore ridiculous outfits while pretending to provide musical accompaniment to Jingle Bells. Tonight, the team auctioned off the signed ugly sweaters worn Nicklas Backstrom, John Erskine, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, Aaron Volpatti, Joel Ward, and Tom Wilson in the video, with the profits benefiting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Troy Brouwer owns the onesie he wore in the video, and according to Caps Community Relations, he refused to part with it. Instead, a signed stocking was offered instead. I imagine he’ll be wearing the onesie on Christmas day.
In the third period, it was announced by Caps PR that bidding raised $5,225 for charity. Way to go, guys.
Here are some photos of the #fashion on sale:
Aaron Volpatti’s swag.
From left to right: Joel Ward’s, Ovi’s, and Mike Green’s sweaters.
Brooks Laich, I think, won the fashion show.
John Erskine, resident bear, rocking the bear sweater.
Ovi’s bidding sheet.
Tom Wilson’s awesome sweater.