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Capitals Announce Roster for Phase 3 of NHL's Return to Play Plan

Caps will begin Phase 3 Camp July 13; open round-robin play Aug. 3 against Tampa Bay

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals will begin Phase 3 of the NHL's Return to Play Plan and resume the 2019-20 season, presented by Capital One, on Monday, July 13, with the start of Phase 3 camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals' roster for Phase 3 is HERE and includes 20 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goalies. The roster will be broken up into two squads (Teams Blue and Red) and their schedules will vary. All Capitals practices will remain closed to the public and general staff of the Capitals.

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Capitals to Transition to Phase 3 of NHL's Return to Play Plan

Caps will begin Phase 3 Camp July 13 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex; All practices at will remain closed to the public

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals will begin Phase 3 of the NHL's Return to Play Plan and resume the 2019-20 season, presented by Capital One, on Monday, July 13, with the start of training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. All Capitals practices will remain closed to the public and general staff of the Capitals.

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NHLPA, NHL Ratify Four-Year CBA Extension and Return To Play Plan

Washington begins the Stanley Cup Qualifiers with a round robin game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on August 3

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Following a 142-day pause, the National Hockey League will drop the puck with a five-game schedule of Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Saturday, Aug. 1, as the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and NHL ratified a four-year extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (through 2025-26) and a Return to Play Plan. The sweeping agreements pave the way for the resumption of the 2019-20 NHL season toward the crowning of a Stanley Cup champion by early October and provide an updated economic framework for the League and its Players, including addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alex Ovechkin T-Shirt and Face Masks Now Available

T-Shirt Proceeds Benefit Tucker Road Ducks Youth Hockey Team; Mask and Gaiter Proceeds benefit MSE Foundation's Feeding the Frontlines Fund

by Washington Capitals @capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - An Alex Ovechkin 'We Will Skate Again' T-shirt and Ovechkin face masks and neck gaiters are now available for purchase in the Alex Ovechkin Store.

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MSE Foundation Pride Auction Raises $14,575

Proceeds benefit SYMAL

by Washington Capitals @capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Washington, D.C. - The Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation Pride auction benefiting SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) raised $14,575 for the nonprofit.

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Caps and Inova Blood Donor Services to Host Blood Drive July 18

The blood drive will be held at Tyson's Corner Center and donors will receive Garnet Hathaway Bobblehead and T-Shirt

by Washington Capitals @capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host a blood drive on Saturday, July 18, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tysons Corner Center (1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22102 - the location is the former Lord & Taylor Department Store, across from Parking Garage D). Appointments are required and can be made at WashCaps.com/DonateBlood.

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New Initiatives to Address Police Brutality and Fight Social Injustice

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces New Initiatives to Address Police Brutality and Fight Social Injustice

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced a series of initiatives, actions, and investments which the company is making to advance a broad community conversation towards policy maker action on police brutality and fighting social injustice.

"Sports have a significant impact on the day-to-day life of any great community, and I believe that owning teams is a public trust," said MSE Founder, Chairman, Principal Partner, and CEO Ted Leonsis. "My goal is for our organization to serve as a unifying force for good - I believe this is part of our social responsibility, which we all take seriously at MSE. Core to our mission is inspiring all employees, stakeholders, and our community to 'leave more than we take.' So, I am proud to announce today our first set of initiatives, actions, and investments to do our part in calling out abuses of power from law enforcement in our community and committing to the deep, focused and long-term work on fighting social injustice."

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T.J. Oshie COVID-19 Relief Auction Raises $27,430

The COVID-19 Relief Auction launched by T.J. Oshie to benefit the COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital raised $27,430

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The COVID-19 Relief Auction launched by T.J. Oshie to benefit the COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital raised $27,430.

The auction raised $13,715 and the Oshies matched the sum for a total of $27,430.

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Reirden Confident as Phase Two Starts

Caps coach discusses camp plans, personnel and the upcoming round robin as hockey talk heats up again

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

It's been more than three months now since the NHL and the rest of the North American pro sports leagues hit the "pause" button and shut down their day-to-day operations. That period of self-quarantine was known as "Phase 1" to those of us in the NHL's orbit. Phase 1 threatened to make clocks and calendars obsolete; most days were the same as the ones preceding and following, and there was a distinct lack of certainty as to when those same leagues would finally be able to slap the "play" button.

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LOVE WINS: Monumental Sports & Entertainment Celebrates Pride Month in DC

MSE Foundation Auction Benefitting LGBTQ+ Nonprofit, SMYAL, Launches Thursday, June 18

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Monumental Sports & Entertainment honors the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community with a series of activations across the company and its professional sports teams, reinforcing a commitment towards greater inclusiveness and acceptance.

In conjunction with Pride Month, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation is hosting an auction benefitting SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders). The auction opens on Thursday, June 18 at noon on Handbid and concludes Friday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. The auction features nearly 30 items, including autographed player-used sticks wrapped in rainbow-color "Pride Tape," player-autographed, pride-themed T-shirts, jerseys, pucks and basketballs from the Capitals, Wizards and Mystics, among other specialty items.

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