On Sunday, we posted a story about former Capital Mikhail Grabovski completing the Ice Bucket Challenge with Nikolai Kulemin in ridiculous fashion.

Since then, a bunch of money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) has been raised and the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral. At this point, if you haven’t done it yet– you’re a big weirdo.

Over the last 24 hours, a bunch of Caps people have completed the challenge. Since I’m guessing there will be more, we’ll be updating this post as they happen all day.

Evgeny Kuznetsov

After being nominated by Carolina Hurricanes goalie and fellow Russian Anton Khudobin, Evgeny Kuznetsov completed the Ice Bucket Challenge at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. His reaction is priceless. Kuzya went on to nominate Caps captain Alex Ovechkin (ooooooooo), former Capital Semyon Varlamov, and talented Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

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John Carlson

After being nominated by Caps PR guy and Bojangles superfan Pace Sagester, John Carlson completed the Ice Bucket Challenge at Kettler Capitals Iceplex too. Carly then nominated Caps head athletic trainer Greg Smith, brother-from-another-mother Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Eric Fehr, and Steve Oleksy.

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CSN Washington’s Craig Laughlin

Capitals color commentator Craig Laughlin completed the challenge by having six of his Network Hockey “henchmen” (as he called them), dump a 300-gallon bucket of ice water on him at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland. That takes some courage. Locker went on to nominate doughnut-peddler Jeff Halpern, our CRL host daddy Alan May, and CSN’s Chick Hernandez.

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Future Capital (I Guess) Paul “Biznasty” Bissonnette

Finally, future Capital (if we are to believe the reports) Paul Bissonnette hired what basically amounted to a production crew and rented a fucking helicopter. A fucking helicopter. He then had glacier water poured on him from said fucking helicopter. Biznasty then nominated LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson.

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  • Big Chuck

    Biz for president!

  • aloecap10

    Shoutout to my friend (and Network Hockey “Henchman”) Sam Buck for challenging Locker!!!

  • Margaret McGuire

    Let it be known I challenged Ian Oland to this over the weekend and he has yet to complete it 🙁

  • opinions_thoughts

    WOW to Bissonnette and his top-this challenge! And Laughlin got it easy — they missed with most of the water!
    While these are strangely entertaining, I sure hope there is tons of money flooding into the ALS Association and the funds go to directly to research and those suffering from this horrible disease.

  • yv

    This ice challenge is like brush fire now. If Biz would be indeed the Caps he would be great fun to have in the team!

  • Myan

    Carly definitely enjoyed that ice bucket. “Ahhhhhh”

  • Dawn

    supposedly $1.35M since this started a couple weeks ago… good for them!

  • Jonah

    according to the website donations have increased at least 10,000% from last year. so yes we get hockey players being ridiculous AND money to a good cause.

  • Chris Cerullo

    This is from Time: “Since July 29, when the campaign kicked off, more than 71,000 donors have donated $2.3 million dollars to the national ALS Association, the organization said. The organization collected $25,000 in the same period last year. The $2.3 million figure includes nearly $1 million raised since Monday afternoon.”

  • Dmitry

    BizNasty also posted a pic on twitter where he was encouraging everyone involved in his stunt to donate $200 each to ALS even though the idea is do it OR donate.

  • Pat Magee

    Biz would be so amazing on our team. If only JUST for the HBO series in december!

  • Alex Repp

    Locker’s back arches up like a cats!

  • Sarah

    But can anyone simultaneously ice bucket and YMCA? Surely not.

  • Diller M

    EPIC! I don’t network socially, but I may just do this in my bathtub and challenge my dog. Or I guess I could donate some money….

  • Dark Stranger

    We now even have baseball players doing it too. There was an Instagram of Bryce Harper doing it.

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  • BPThomas

    Just for the record, the helicopter pilot confirmed on reddit that no money changed hands for the stunt besides each of the involved parties donating to the ALS fund.


  • sheena dunn

    Witty did it & it’s great!!!!!

  • Rhino40

    Oh Biz…you really want to stay in the NHL, don’t you?

  • bubba

    Saw BizNasty at a local eatery on Capitol Hill yesterday.