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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).

Gearing Up For the Season: Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, Elliot Segal Wish Capitals Hockey Academy Well Prior to the Start of 2021-22 Season

Photo: Stay Arlington After a somewhat normal feel to the offseason, the 2021-22 NHL season is right around the corner, with members of the Washington Capitals returning to MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia, to begin skating and prepping for … Continue reading

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Calgary Flames Assistant General Manager And Family Throw Out First Pitch At Fenway Park in Honor of Fight Against ALS

Sportsnet via NESN There are many times in the world of sports where individual people can transcend the game to become an example for others, an inspiration in personal struggles. On Thursday, Calgary Flames Assistant General Manager Chris Snow became … Continue reading

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“It’s Been A Pleasure To Play All Those Years With One Organization”: Alex Ovechkin Speaks on His New Contract, What It Means to Stay In Washington, and His Career Going Forward

While there was really never a doubt in anyone’s mind that a deal would be done, when the ink was put to paper on Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s new, five-year, $47.5 million deal on the day before free agency, … Continue reading

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Report: Washington Capitals Believed to Have Interest In Re-Acquiring Vitek Vanecek From Seattle Kraken

The Canadian Press After re-signing captain Alex Ovechkin and trading away defenseman Brenden Dillon in the days leading up to NHL free agency 2021, the Washington Capitals’ most pressing need was to find a goaltender to shore up the gap … Continue reading

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Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Says He Anticipates Signing Alex Ovechkin to A New Contract Before Free Agency Starts

Other than the 2021 Expansion Draft and which player the Washington Capitals might lose, the contract status of captain Alex Ovechkin (who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday) was the biggest storyline for the team entering … Continue reading

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2021 NHL Entry Draft: A Recap of the First Round

Michigan Wolverines Just days after the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, the NHL’s teams compiled their draft boards and cards together for the 2021 Entry Draft, to add to their respective pool of prospects. NoVa Caps looks back at the first-round … Continue reading

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Cracking Down Numbers of the Kraken: An Initial Look At the Seattle Kraken’s Post-Draft Roster

Getty Images With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft complete, the NHL’s 32 teams can look ahead to the rest of the offseason’s business, with free agency and the NHL Entry Draft among the top priorities for the league’s General Managers. … Continue reading

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Longtime Washington Capitals Forward Brooks Laich Officially Announces Retirement From Hockey

Abelimages/Getty Images North America While last playing an NHL game during the 2017-18 season, former Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich formally announced his retirement from professional hockey today, ending an NHL career that spanned parts of 13 seasons.

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“Playing With Alex Ovechkin Was An Experience I Will Cherish For the Rest of My Life”: Zdeno Chara Speaks On His NHL Future, Playing With Alex Ovechkin, and More In His Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In his, … Continue reading

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“It’s A Disappointing Ending, We Had the Team To Accomplish a Lot More”: Lars Eller Speaks On The End to the Capitals’ Season, Injuries, and More In Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In … Continue reading

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