Washington Capitals Honor Washington Nationals Owner Ted Lerner In Moment of Silence Ahead of Game Against Hurricanes

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The Washington Capitals held a moment of silence for Washington-area real estate developer and managing partner and owner of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, Ted Lerner, ahead of their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Born in Washington, D.C. October 15, 1925, Lerner was a successful real estate developer in the DMV, developing fixtures such as Dulles Town Center and Tyson’s Corner through his company, Lerner Enterprises. The 97-year old passed away on February 12 from pneumonia.

Lerner is best-known, however, as the longtime managing partner and owner of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, purchasing the club (which relocated from Montreal as the Expos in 2005) in 2006 and overseeing operations of the club until stepping down in 2018. The Nats won the franchise’s first World Series championship in 2019 (one year after the Caps secured their first-ever Stanley Cup) further securing the close ties between the two teams. Lerner was a partner in Capitals owner Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports and Entertainment and the Nationals also hosted the 2015 Winter Classic at their home field, Nationals Park.


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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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