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John Carlson and Matt Niskanen visit Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The NHL and Capitals unveiled the 2018 Stadium Series logo with the American born defensemen in attendance for a Navy Midshipmen football game.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

On a cold, fall afternoon - defensemen John Carlson and Matt Niskanen headed north to Annapolis, Md. to the site of the 2018 NHL Stadium Series between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Capitals and Maple Leafs are preparing for the NHL's first-ever outdoor game at a service academy on March 3rd, 2018. Carlson and Niskanen attended the football game between the Navy Midshipmen and SMU Mustangs on November 11, 2017 to unveil the 2018 NHL Stadium Series logo and team crests.

Video: Capitals Tour Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The afternoon began with a tour of the stadium's field and locker rooms from Cmdr. H. Lamont Gourdine of the U.S. Naval Academy Deputy Director of Athletics Military Affairs.

The defensemen then met Superintendent U.S. Naval Academy Vice Admiral Ted Carter, Jr. on the field before kick-off.

Then it was time for the big unveil! The crowd was introduced to the Capitals players as the fans in attendance got their first chance to see the 2018 NHL Stadium Series logo and team crests during the 2nd quarter.

The 2018 NHL Stadium Series is sure to be an amazing event at one of the country's most iconic stadiums.

For more information about purchasing tickets to the 2018 NHL Stadium Series, please visit WashCaps.com/StadiumSeries.

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