Nate Schmidt took to social media Wednesday night to extend his heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the Capitals organization, his Capitals teammates, and Caps Nation.
Thank you to the @Capitals, my teammates, and to everyone that has given me an incredible amount of support. I really appreciate it!
— Nate Schmidt (@nateschmidt29) June 22, 2017
Schmidt’s message came just a few hours after he was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. As would be expected, Schmidt’s Tweet received a tremendous number of emotional replies.
Here are just a few of the response in the seemingly endless string of replies to Schmidt’s Tweet.
Again, these are just a few of the many many responses to Schmidt’s Tweet. To review the entire list of responses or add your own response, you can click on Schmidt’s Tweet at the top of this post.
Thursday afternoon Schmidt posted another “thank you” message, this time to his Instagram account.
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Thank you @capitals. You gave me my start, and I will always love playing in DC! You all have been so incredibly supportive of me and making it feel like a second home. Also, a Big thanks to my teammates. They are what make coming to the rink a joy for me everyday! Great group of fellas and I Love you guys, thanks for everything. I'm excited to be part of the @vegasgoldenknights! New beginnings for the both of us, should be fun!
Schmidt’s former teammates also took to social media, wishing Nate good luck.