Capitals Kick-Off Annual Mentor’s Trip This Weekend

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It’s that time of year! The Washington Capitals have started their 12th annual Mentor’s Trip (AKA Dad’s Trip) this weekend.

The mentors and fathers joined the team for the departure to Tampa Bay for a Saturday evening game against the Lightning.

Thursday evening, everyone enjoyed dinner and drinks on a cruise and had the chance to mingle around. Eight players are enjoying their first Mentor’s Trip with the Capitals this season: forwards Carl Hagelin, Garnet Hathaway, Brendan Leipsic, and Richard Panik; defenseman Nick Jensen, Radko Gudas, and Jonas Siegenthaler, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov.

The dads watched the team from the stands during Friday’s practice at Amalie Arena.

The locker room is all decked out for the special trip too.

In addition to Saturday’s game, players’ mentors will be attending the game on Monday at Nationwide Arena as the Capitals clash with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Capitals have a 15-6-0 record with their mentors in attendance since 2008.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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