The Capitals Honor Longtime Fan Favorite Jay Beagle With Heartfelt Tribute Video During Game Against Canucks


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The Capitals’ Tuesday night contest against the Vancouver Canucks was one that carried with it a mix of emotion, with the return of longtime Capitals forward and fan favorite Jay Beagle, who departed the Capitals after 10 seasons last summer in free agency. With such a tenure with the team, the Capitals paid tribute to the hard-working center with a heartfelt tribute to No. 83. 

The Capitals played the video tribute during the first television break of the game, and Beagle was greeted from the Capital One Arena crowd with a thunderous standing ovation and cheers.

Video: @Capitals

Following a long standing ovation from the Capital One Arena crowd, captain Alex Ovechkin came over to Beagle to give him a “thank you” and a hug.

Beagle played 471 games with the Capitals, recording 116 points while establishing himself as an efficient faceoff man, and reliable defensive-minded forward and was key in helping the Caps capture the franchise’s first Stanley Cup last summer, receiving his championship ring when the Capitals visited Vancouver earlier this season.

Beagle took to the ice for warm-ups donning his trademarked smile from ear-to-ear:

Video:@Canucks

Beagle was the last player off the ice after warmups. On the way to the room he grabbed as many pucks and sticks as he could, to give to fans aligning the tunnel entrance.

Video: @Canucks

Since signing a four-year deal with the Canucks last summer, Beagle has recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) in 29 games played, with a plus-1 rating. Beagle missed several weeks at the start of the season with a broken forearm.

After the game, Beagle told the media “It’s something I’ll remember forever”.

 

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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