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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).

Natitude At Capital One: Nationals’ Max Scherzer Takes Part in Ceremonial “Puck” Drop, Adam Eaton Reads Starting Lineup Before Capitals’ Game Against Rangers

Washington Capitals While the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are a long way off, Major League Baseball’s postseason is nearing the start of the World Series. While the American League team had yet to be determined heading into Friday night, the … Continue reading

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Capitals Hold off Late Maple Leafs Rally, Win 4-3

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After a lopsided loss to Andre Burakovsky and the Colorado Avalanche on Monday evening, the Capitals looked to bounce back with a better performance against a Toronto Maple Leafs team playing the second of a … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Sergei Gonchar on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List for Defensemen, Now Fourth All-Time

Washington Capitals Entering the 2019-20 season, Capitals defenseman and new alternate captain John Carlson looked to build upon a career-best 70-point campaign in 2018-19, for which he finished fourth in Norris Trophy voting. Through eight games, Carlson’s scorching hot start … Continue reading

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Capitals Tip Hat to Andre Burakovsky With Video Tribute in First Period of Game Against Avalanche

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Heading into today’s afternoon matinee against the Colorado Avalanche, the Capitals had more than just a major regulation win in Dallas against the Stars under their belts. The game would also reunite the Caps with former teammate … Continue reading

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Thank You Andre! A Recollection of Andre Burakovsky’s Time With the Capitals

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images If there is one word to describe former Capitals and current Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky’s time in Washington, “roller-coaster” would perhaps be the appropriate term to use. From a momentous debut to a disappointing end, the … Continue reading

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Boiling Hot Boyd: Travis Boyd On A Tear Since Return to the Hershey Bears, Scores Four Goals On Four Shots

JustSports Photography/Hershey Bears After the addition of a number of bottom-six forwards to their roster during the 2019 offseason, the Capitals found themselves with a logjam of players vying for a roster spot before, during, and even after training camp … Continue reading

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Shining In Dallas: Through Two Periods of Play, Capitals Perfect Against the Stars

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images Heading into their Saturday night tilt against the Dallas Stars, the Capitals had a lot riding on their shoulders, having come off three straight losses and the fact that the team had not won a … Continue reading

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John Carlson Records Assist on Lars Eller’s First Period Goal Against Nashville Predators, Continues Hot Start to the Season

After a 70-point performance last season, Capitals defenseman John Carlson headed into this season aiming to continue his production, and was named the Capitals’ second alternate captain after the retirement of fellow blueliner Brooks Orpik this summer. After starting off … Continue reading

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Ready to Roll – Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Roller Hockey Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia Set For October 27

Photos: FredericksburgHockey Throughout the past year, NoVa Caps has been providing updates (see HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE) on the development and construction progress of a roller hockey rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia, one of several new rinks updated or constructed … Continue reading

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Birdman Back in Action! Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores In First Game Back From Three-game Suspension

Throughout the last several weeks and during his three-game suspension, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov showed remorse and expressed consistently his desire to right the ship and show he is capable of being a consistent presence in the Washington lineup. And … Continue reading

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