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The Guys Get Artsy

Capitals players get creative with their own greeting cards that are being sold for a great cause

by Taryn Bray @tarynbray /

Earlier this month, Capitals players were tasked with bringing out their artistic side in order to create their own take on a greeting card for the holiday season.

Now some would say hockey is an art form in itself, but when it comes to the art of drawing, T.J. Oshie and Braden Holtby know it's not their strong suit.

"On a scale of 1-10, my art on the card is probably a two, maybe a three for creativity," Oshie said of his drawing.

The inspiration behind Oshie's card was the emoji of the "praising hands" because it was the first thing that came to mind but he admits it's not an exact replica.

"That was my attempt," he said laughing. "It looks like a couple feet or one hand swollen."

Holtby on the other hand, downplayed his artistic ability when asked about it.

"My art is average at best," said Holtby.

But as you can see, there was lot of thought and detail put into his drawing of a living room during Christmas time even though he claims that his inspiration behind the drawing was just to "keep it simple".

The cards drawn by the players are being put into packs and being sold with all proceeds benefitting The Shoebox Project and Martha's Table.

"I think something as easy as drawing a little picture for that to be able to benefit other people is amazing," said Oshie. "With our platform, every little thing you can do to give back I think you should want to do it and I think it should make you feel good that you're helping other people out."

To purchase your Caps greeting cards, head to or to the Medstar Capitals Iceplex Team Store.

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