The Washington Capitals' 2017 Mentors' trip gets underway with the team taking off for Saint Louis. The #CapsDads will be on the trip for games against the Blues and the Dallas Stars.
(Above) Karl Alzner and his dad Gunther head to the airplane.
Nate Schmidt and his dad Thomas Richard "Soup" Schmidt head to the airplane.
Brooks Orpik and his dad Richard.
Alex Ovechkin, who is bringing along his brother Michael, boards the plane.
Brett Connolly and his dad, Pat.
John Carlson and his dad, Richard.
T.J. Oshie walks up to the plane. He is joined by his father Tim and his father-in-law Dave Cosgrove.
Coach Barry Trotz boards the plane.
(All photos taken by Patrick McDermott)