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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).

Throw the Hats! Alex Ovechkin Completes Hat Trick on Beautiful Feed From Tom Wilson

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After scoring two goals in the first period of the Capitals’ Thursday night victory against the New Jersey Devils to reach his 15th consecutive 30-goal season, Alex Ovechkin needed to light the lamp once more … Continue reading

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Make it 30! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two First Period Goals After Getting Clipped By High-Stick, Joins Elite Company with 30th Goal

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just a few after scoring two goals in the first period of a 2-0 shutout win against the Carolina Hurricanes, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin repeated the feat against the New Jersey Devils, in Thursday night’s … Continue reading

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I’ll Have A Mc-Triple: Caps’ 2019 First-Round Pick Connor McMichael Records Hat Trick Against Saginaw Spirit

Chris Tanouye/Getty Images As has been reported many times at stages throughout the 2019-20 season, the Capitals’ 2019 first-round pick (25th overall) Connor McMichael has had himself a banner year, that has seen him be named OHL Player of the … Continue reading

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Dog Days At Practice: Team Pup Captain Joins Capitals at MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Since he joined the team in October, “Caps Pup” Captain has developed a special relationship with the players, and in addition to his training to be a service dog, has delighted many in and outside the organization in his interactions … Continue reading

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Good Things Come to Those in Enemy Territory: Brendan Leipsic Gives Stick to Young Capitals Fan Before Game Against Flyers

NBC Sports Washington One of the best things about hockey is the relationship built between fan bases and the players on their respective favorite teams. The Capitals often have a good fan presence in the home buildings of opposing teams, … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Teemu Selanne For 11th-most Goals In NHL History With Second Goal In Win Over Ottawa

As if scoring an answering goal to a close, no-goal call in the second period, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time on the NHL’s Goals Scored List with his … Continue reading

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No Doubt About It: Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal Just Seconds After No-Goal Call Against the Senators

Over the course of his 15-season NHL career, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been gold against the Ottawa Senators, entering Tuesday night’s game at Capital One Arena with 27 goals and 47 points in 46 games played against the Sens. … Continue reading

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Newest Member of the Caps Family! Nic and Paige Dowd Welcome First Child on New Year’s Eve

Photo: @paigemdowd While many people were gearing up for a celebratory drink as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Nic Dowd and wife Paige were enjoying the newest addition to their family, as the couple welcomed their first … Continue reading

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Helper of the Decade: Nicklas Backstrom Records 513th Assist, 700th Point of the Decade on Tom Wilson’s Goal Against the New York Islanders

Already part of the most victorious team of the decade, and having reached a number of personal milestones to his name, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom made more history in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders by assisting on … Continue reading

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Insult After Injury: Team Canada Captain Barrett Hayton Leaves Helmet On During Russian Anthem Following 6-0 Loss

Chad Hipilito/Canadian Press As if a blowout, 6-0 loss to Team Russia in the preliminary round of the 2020 World Junior Championship was bad enough, Team Canada captain Barrett Hayton, who has played 14 games for the Arizona Coyotes this … Continue reading

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