Fans Pay Tribute to MoJo

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For the second time in as many days, a player drafted by the Capitals, who has played every game of his pro career for the organization, has departed. This time it was the trade of Marcus Johansson who was traded to the New Jersey Devils for second and third round picks in next year’s NHL Entry Draft.

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While the math of a seasoned first-rounder for two unknowns next year doesn’t really add up, there are some guys who went on to become great players who were later picks in the draft (Peter Bondra, Pavel Bure, Sergei Federov, Mark Messier, and Brett Hull to name a few). But that does nothing for the shock and disappointment some fans felt at the stunning departure of MoJo.

We asked our fans to tweet us their favorite memories of MoJo and one of the first things that is noticeable is that he was always the consummate professional with fans. A testament to that was at the practice following the birth of his child. MoJo did not “hide out” and park on a different level, he walked out to applause from the fans outside of Kettler. He could have just ignored the autograph requests and headed off to see his newborn, but instead he greeted everyone and signed away.

Of course, the most often mentioned memory is of him and his father on last year’s Dad’s Trip.

Here are some other responses.

Another Kettler memory made

Casino Night Part 2

The Shrinking Bench

Trying to keep a straight face with Ovechkin around is tough…

The give-and-go

MoJo autograph for the win

Toronto series winner…

Civil War Meme

Thanks, MoJo. You’ve made girlfriends fall in love with hockey and warmed our hearts with OT series-winners. We wish you the best in New Jersey…except for #CapsDevils games.

By Julie Beidler


Meme submitted by Jim Hall via Facebook

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