The Time Alex Chiasson Went Missing For a Few Minutes The Morning After the Capitals Won The Stanley Cup

In the latest edition of Elliotte Friedman’s “31 Thoughts” (here) Friedman shares a story about then Capitals forward Alex Chiasson and events related to the team’s departure from Las Vegas the morning after the Capitals won the Stanley Cup. It seems Chiasson went missing…. 

From Friedman’s post:

17. Best story heard from the Capitals’ Stanley Cup celebration: The morning after they won, the travelling party could not find Alex Chiasson for the bus ride to the airport.

“We were like, ‘Where is this guy?’” said Mike Vogel, well-known to fans for writing the “Dump ’N Chase” blog at washingtoncaps.com. “We went knocking on the door and there was no answer…. So security opens the door, and there’s no one in this room.”

They packed his stuff, stepped out of the elevator into the hotel lobby and walked right into Chiasson. He had been in Starbucks.

“He said, ‘That’s not my luggage; mine is on the bus.’ I said, ‘No, we went to your room and packed it.’ He said, ‘No, it’s on the bus.’”

It turned out Chiasson was unhappy with his original room and changed it.

“I can’t imagine this guy going back to his room and… ‘Why is all my stuff packed?’”

So, if you were in Vegas for the Capitals Stanley Cup win, and you returned to your hotel room the following morning to find all of your things mysteriously pack-up, you know who to thank. 🙂

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 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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