Rod Langway Makes Presentation to Former Caps GM David Poile

Photo: @TedStarkey

The Nashville Predators held a pre-game ceremony Thursday night in Nashville to honor their Vice President and general manager, David Poile. Among those in attendance was the Capitals’ Rod Langway, Poile’s first captain after being hired as general manager of the Washington Capitals in 1982. 

Poile won his 1,320th game as general manager March 1 with a 4-2 win at Edmonton, passing Glen Sather’s 1,319 wins. The Predators still had to finish a road trip, so the celebration waited until Thursday before a game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Langway presented Poile with a Capitals “Rock The Red” era jersey with the number 594 on it, the number of wins Poile accumulated during his 15-year tenure in Washington.

Video: Fox Sports

After leaving Washington in 1997,  Poile became the Predators GM and has been their only GM in the teams existence.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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