Capitals’ Don Fishman Gets His Day With The Stanley Cup

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After spending Thursday with H.T. Lenz and Jeremey Sinton, Friday was Capitals Assistant GM Don Fishman’s day with the Stanley Cup. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here. You can find links to each and every “day with the Stanley Cup” that has already occurred right here.) 

D.C. native Don Fishman is in his 13th season with the Washington Capitals and ninth as assistant general manager and director of legal affairs. In this role, he handles player contract negotiations, player contract research and analysis, the club’s day-to-day salary cap position, team salary cap strategic planning, the salary arbitration process, NHL and team salary cap analysis, and interpretation of NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) issues.

The Hay-Adams, Washington DC.
Fishman started his day at the beautiful Hay-Adams, which is located directly across the street from the Whitehouse.

Photo: @Gene_wang
Photo: @Gene_wang

The day started with Bloody-Marry’s from the Stanley Cup. Not a bad way to get going, and we think a first for this summer.

Photo: @Gene_wang

Sunrise Senior Center, Washington DC
Fishman visited the Sunrise Senior Center to visit with his father and present the Stanley Cup to him. Fishman told the Washington Post, “Handing the trophy to my dad, it was like the culmination of a journey that started in 1974 at Capital Centre when we sat together as fans,” Fishman said. “It’s taken a little bit too long, right? Forty-four years, but it was great to finally get there and win the Stanley Cup and hand it to him.”

Photo: @Gene_wang

DC fire and rescue also attended.

St. Albans School, Washington, DC
Fishman and the Stanley Cup also made a stop at Fishman’s alma mater, St. Albans  school. Fishman was 1987 class valedictorian at St. Albans.


The Washington Post reports that roughly 20 members of the Class of 1987, some flying in from as far as California, joined Fishman at St. Albans for lunch, where the Cup was on display in the school’s refectory under the watchful eye of first-year headmaster Jason Robinson.



Lafayette Elementary School, Washington DC

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Lord Stanley at #Lafayette!!! #ALLCAPS #STANLEYCUP

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Mount Desert Ice Cream, Washington DC

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I met the #stanleycup today!

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Private Party

Fishman closed-out his day with the Stanley Cup with a private party at his residence.


By Jon Sorensen


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Dick Patrick
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Chandler Stephenson
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Sergey Kocharov
Lane Lambert
Cleo Bates
Blaine Forsythe
Brooks Orpik
Ray Straccia
Ted Leonsis
Alex Chiasson
Steve Richmond
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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 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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  10. Irv Osterer says:

    I have a favour to ask … ( and I have to confess I don’t do Instagram very well)

    I am writing an internet article about the Stanley Cup— and was wondering if you could share a photo of Donald Fishman with the cup. There are quite a few published online, but I always try to get proper permission for any of the images I use.
    Many thanks

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