From Alabama to Arlington: Capitals Fans Travel From Nic Dowd’s Home State to Watch Practice

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Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd is the third player from Alabama to play in the NHL. Some young fans and youth hockey players made a trip from his home state to watch the team in action during morning skate on Sunday, and Dowd made their day by giving them a puck and getting a photo.

Nine-year-olds Gus and Will made custom signs that said, “I’m a hockey player in ALABAMA because of YOU!” along with a photo of them in their jerseys.

Dowd noticed and skated over. He tossed a puck over the glass and took a photo with the kids. It was a very inspiring and wholesome moment.

In November, Dowd appeared on an episode of the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast and discussed a variety of topics from family life to playing with the Capitals and his former teams. In his seventh career season, he shared the story of how he got into the sport of hockey. Until he was fifteen, he played youth hockey with the Huntsville Amateur Hockey Association.

As mentioned, he is the third player from the state of Alabama to play in the NHL after Aud Tutun and Jared Ross. Dowd also became the first Alabamian to score a playoff overtime game-winner in the NHL.

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By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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