Stanley Cup Champion Capitals Visit White House

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The Washington Capitals celebrated their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history for one final time when the team visited President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday afternoon.

After getting a tour of the White House, they waited in the Roosevelt Room prior to going into The Oval Office.

When Trump called them in, the team organized and put the Stanley Cup on his desk.

The President said that he was a big fan of the Capitals and hockey. He said that the Capitals’ Stanley Cup run last season was “all people wanted to talk about.”

President Trump invited Capitals owner Ted Leonsis in addition to captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman John Carlson to say a few words. He later stated that he thought the Capitals could “do it again” and wished the team luck.

President Trump summarized the Capitals’ Stanley Cup run last Spring and touched on a few milestones reached throughout the postseason by individual players.

Every individual coach and player got an individual picture with President Trump.

At the conclusion, Leonsis thanked the President and the Capitals fans in attendance for hosting the club while they were in the White House. The Capitals also presented President Trump with a commemorative stick.

Now it’s back to work for the Capitals as they have six games remaining before the road to a repeat begins when the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway on April 10.

Full video of the visit:

By Harrison Brown


Photo: @Capitals

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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