On Monday night, the Capitals spent the night with about 3,000 fans, signing autographs and taking pictures during the club’s annual season ticket holder party at Capital One Arena. It was the first time in several years that the event was held at the arena, and while the venue was new for many, the challenge of long lines was a familiar one.
In addition to autographs and photographs, fans had an opportunity to skate on the Capitals’ home ice and tour the team locker room facilities. With long lines for popular players, it was difficult to make more than two stops during the event, meaning most fans got no more than 4 autographs.
Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana were paired up off the ice as well as on.
Andre Burakovsky and Dmitry Orlov signed for fans.
For many fans, the locker room tour was the highlight of the night.
Locker room entrance.
Where it all happens … the Capitals locker room.
Some inspiration for the team.
Words of wisdom from one of hockey’s greatest players.
The players’ lounge.
Outside the locker room entrance.
It’s back to work for the Capitals, as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Capital One Arena tomorrow night.
By Harrison Brown
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