Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler is en route to Washington on Thursday. As soon as he arrives in the United States, Siegenthaler will first go to the hotel. “My apartment has not yet been set up,” explains Siegenthaler. He is not allowed to go into the city or see his teammates and will be in quarantine for seven days. Prior to his departure from Zurich, Siegenthaler stoped for an interview with Blick Eishockey. The following is a translation of the interview.
The airport hall at Check-in 1 is empty. Only a few flights can be seen on the large display board. There are always loudspeaker announcements to draw attention to the health protection measures. Jonas Siegenthaler pushes the fully packed luggage trolley towards the business check-in counter. The defender of the Washington Capitals flies back to the United States after almost two months in Switzerland. The call came just a week ago that the NHL players should make their way to their clubs.
“I’m ready,” says Jonas Siegenthaler shortly before departure. “I have to be in quarantine for seven days. I’ll use the time as a break. I am tested four times during this time. If all tests are negative, I can go to training.”
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.