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Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards Join Snapchat

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, both owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, are now on Snapchat.

Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows a brand or user to send a photo or video message to followers.

The Capitals and Wizards use the Snapchat Stories function to give fans behind-the-scenes access of the team, including exclusive images of practice, players and game days. Snapchat Stories content is available for 24 hours.

“We are always looking for new ways to connect with our fans by sharing content, and Snapchat believes we are consistently more active than other teams on the app,” said Mike Hutchinson, Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s senior director of digital media. “Whether it’s showing a Caps player preparing his equipment for the game or sharing scenes from a Wizards practice, Snapchat allows us to give the fan base inside access to the teams.”

Follow the Capitals on Snapchat at ‘WashCapitals’ and the Wizards at ‘WashWizards.’

Photo Caption 1 (Snapchat – Capitals): Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green prepares his stick for practice in an image shared with Capitals fans exclusively through photo messaging application Snapchat. The Capitals (‘WashCapitals’) and Wizards (‘WashWizards’) use the application to share behind-the-scenes moments with fans.

Photo Caption 2 (Snapchat – Wizards): Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman addresses the team during a recent Wizards game in an image shared with Snapchat users. The Wizards (‘WashWizards’) and Capitals (‘WashCapitals’) use the application to share behind-the-scenes moments with fans.

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and George Mason University's Patriot Center. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region’s sports and entertainment news. Visit for more information.

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