Sights & Sounds From the Washington Capitals’ 2022-23 Media Day

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The Washington Capitals conducted their annual Media Day sessions at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, with photos, videos, and more being created to use for promotional content, their official portraits for the 2022-23 season, as well as in-arena content during games.

While it remains to be seen whether he will play at any point this season, Nicklas Backstrom was on-hand with the rest of his teammates; the 34-year old center underwent offseason hip surgery and has already begun the lengthy recovery process, although he has stated his intention to play this season. Right wing Tom Wilson was also on hand; the former first-round pick underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn ACL.

As per usual, photographs of the players both on and off the ice were taken:

Video content used for various purposes, such as in-arena entertainment or social media, were also filmed, and as always, the fun is never far away as Garnet Hathaway found out while filming with mascot Slapshot.

The Great Eight ready to light the lamp this season.

Anthony Mantha skating onto a screen near you:

The team’s service dog in training, Biscuit, was on-hand for the day’s festivities, meeting some of his new “team members” as well (meeting Dylan Strome).

The team (including TJ Oshie) also broke out a polaroid camera for the photo sessions.

Additional scenes from the Caps’ Media Day for this season, which gets underway tomorrow with the start of training camp.

Photos: Washington Capitals

New number one netminder, Darcy Kuemper, who also participated in the NHL Media Day in Las Vegas, and Dylan Strome.

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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