Photos by Chris Gordon.
On Saturday, the Washington Capitals held their annual Fanfest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Hundreds of Caps fans packed into the practice rink to see Riley Barber’s Team White defeat Andre Burakovsky’s Team Red 7-4. Before the action, Ted Leonsis presented a $105,000 check to TAPS, a non-profit organization that provides comfort and care for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the military. There also was the equipment sale (okay, who grabbed all of the Kuznetsov sticks?) and autograph signings with Barry Trotz and all of the prospects. New Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen also met with the media for the first time.
All in all, it was a fun day — like have you seen our Twitter pics? Below, check out my photos from the day, and in the comments let us know what your favorite moment was. (Also, please, someone give Ian one of the Kuznetsov sticks.)
Ted Leonsis: thinker.
Kids from TAPS drop the opening puck.
Ya boy Bob McDonnell sings the national anthem.
Team White celebrates their first goal.
Andre Burakovsky watches the action.
Dropping the puck.
New Bears boss Troy Mann coaches Team Red.
Chandler Stephenson follows the puck.
Ted Leonsis speaks to reporters.
Barry Trotz talks about his plans for the summer.
Matt Niskanen laughs as he meets Caps reporters.
Burakovsky and Stephenson joke after the game.
Team White celebrates their win.