Capitals Show Support for Injured Hockey Player

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Brooks Orpik and the Washington Capitals showed their support for Denna Laing this week by sending her words of encouragement and a signed team jersey.

deana-liang2Denna Laing is an American-born women’s ice hockey player currently competing for the Boston Pride of the NWHL. At the collegiate level, she accumulated 77 points while competing for the Princeton Tigers women’s ice hockey program from 2010-14.

The Boston Pride forward suffered a significant spinal injury during the NWHL Outdoor Women’s Classic at Gillette Stadium on December 31st.

During the first period, Laing went into the boards head first. Removed from the ice on a stretcher, she was taken to local Boston hospital.

On January 8, 2016, Laing’s family announced that she had suffered a severe spinal cord injury and that she had limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs.

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Denna’s friends and family have created a wewbsite to help raise money and awareness for Denna.  You can show your support by donating at the website here.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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