Captain, the Capitals’ lovely adopted pet, attended his remaining recreation as crew canine on Saturday.
“what a tremendous final 17 months of being a hockey canine !!” Captain wrote on his private canine cellphone. “from my debut, creating my abilities and assembly all my finest hockey friends, ive had the bestest time with the caps ! however its virtually time for me to go off and do what ive been coaching for my complete life! i’ll nonetheless be posting right here as i am going to coaching camp in a number of days so preserve following alongside !! and immediately im seeing my buds for the final time as a member of crew.”
The Capitals and Captain documented the day and it was pawesome.
First, earlier than going inside the sector, Captain posed for a photograph.
Then he ambled in for warmups the place Jakub Vrana and Garnet Hathaway waited alongside the glass to say hello to their finest bud.
Captain additionally managed to search out his cardboard cutout twin within the higher bowl.
will the true cappy plz arise ? pic.twitter.com/E86er9MoR8
— Captain (@CapsPup) February 20, 2021
The Capitals would go on to lose to the New York Rangers 4-1, but it surely was nonetheless a big day.
Now that Captain has completed primary coaching and socialization, he’s returning again to Smithtown, New York, to start his formal service canine coaching. The Capitals adopted Captain via America’s VetDogs, a New York-based non-profit that gives service canines to veterans and first responders with disabilities.
Captain, who was born on July 22. 2019, was first launched because the Capitals crew canine when he was ten-weeks previous.
— Captain (@CapsPup) October 10, 2019
The male yellow Labrador made his debut with the crew in the course of the crew’s Rock the Pink Carpet occasion. Alex Ovechkin cradled Captain in his arms and walked him into Capital One Area forward of the crew’s house opener towards the Carolina Hurricanes on October 5. 2019.
— Captain (@CapsPup) October 5, 2019
Photograph: Cara Bahniuk/RMNB
Captain was voted the NHL’s Best Team Dog within the 2020 Fan Selection Awards and landed on an Upper Deck trading card in 2021. Different accolades Captain acquired included Sports Dog of the Year from ESPN’s Katie Nolan and a 14/10 rating from WeRateDogs.
Headline picture courtesy of @CapsPup