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Capitals to Honor Dino Ciccarelli at Turn Back the Clock Night, Feb. 1

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will honor 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Dino Ciccarelli at Turn Back the Clock Night when the Caps host the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Washington will wear its NHL Winter Classic-style throwback jerseys – which will be available in a silent auction during the game – and all fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Ciccarelli Upper Deck trading card, courtesy of Comcast SportsNet.

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats early for the 7:30 p.m. game, as Ciccarelli will be honored and will participate in a ceremonial puck drop. Select Capitals alumni will be signing autographs for fans on the concourse. Entertainment throughout the evening will focus on Ciccarelli’s era with the Capitals (1989-92) and will include tribute videos and an appearance by the Capitals’ former mascot, Winger.

The jersey auction will take place on the concourse behind section 119 and will be conducted by the MeiGray Group, which will be displaying a collection of classic Capitals jerseys.

Ciccarelli spent 19 seasons in the NHL, four of them in Washington. He recorded 112 goals and 97 assists (209 points) in 223 career games with the Capitals. He joined the team via trade March 7, 1989, and scored 12 goals in 11 games to close out that season. He led the team with 41 goals and 79 points in 1989-90 and had a team-high 38 goals in 1991-92, his final season with the Caps.

All four of Ciccarelli’s Capitals teams made the playoffs and he was among the top two playoff goal or point scorers on the team each year. Only Alex Ovechkin (1.29) has a better career playoff points per game for the Capitals than Ciccarelli (35 points in 32 games, 1.09).

Ciccarelli joined Mike Gartner (2001), Rod Langway (2002), Larry Murphy (2004) and Scott Stevens (2007) as Capitals in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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