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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).

Update: Dasher Boards, Benches, and Fencing Installed In Capitals’ Legacy Project Rink in Fredericskburg, Virginia

Photo: FredericksburgHockey Over the last several months, NoVa Caps has been providing updates on the progress of construction to a outdoor, roller hockey rink being built in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia in partnership between the Capitals and their Legacy Project initiative … Continue reading

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Ovi-shop: NHL Asks Fans to “Send” Alex Ovechkin Anywhere in the World After The Great Eight’s Trip to China

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin recently spent several days in China as an ambassador to an NHL initiative to raise awareness and support for hockey and the league in China. Among the many stops The Great Eight made was the iconic … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov In Chicago Filming “Wednesday Night Hockey” Promo, “The Bird” Celly Makes An Appearance

Photo: Charles P. Grendys With hockey season roughly two months away, promotional clips and commercials will be needed for any major broadcaster holding NHL rights. As the sole holder of national broadcasting rights of the NHL, NBC (whose contract expires … Continue reading

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Former Capital, Baltimore Skipjack Steve Seftel Details Struggle With Mental Illness and Hockey Career in New Book

Photo: Blair Adams/Kitchener Today Hockey is by no means an easy sport, and the effect it can have internally on a player has been well-documented, with many players opening up about mental illnesses or issues brought on by the long … Continue reading

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Crossing Continents and Growing the Game: What Alex Ovechkin’s Visit to China Means for the Reach of Hockey

Photo: @Capitals Alex Ovechkin is one of the National Hockey League’s and hockey’s most recognizable and popular faces. The surefire future Hall of Famer has compiled numerous accolades throughout his career, with his 2018 Stanley Cup the cherry on top. … Continue reading

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Capitals’ 2019 First-Round Pick Connor McMichael Scores Power Play Goal in World Junior Summer Showcase Tournament

Photo: @Capitals Earlier this summer, Capitals fans had their first look at 2019 first-round draft pick Connor McMichael during the team’s annual Development Camp, where he fine-tuned his potential under the tutelage of the organization’s coaches. Currently, the prized prospect … Continue reading

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Update on Capitals’ Legacy Project Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Dasher Boards Added, Opening Aimed For Fall Time Slot

Photo: FredericksburgHockey Over the last several months, NoVa Caps has been providing updates on the progress of construction to a outdoor, roller hockey rink being built in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia in partnership between the Capitals and their Legacy … Continue reading

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Baby Capital on the Way: Nic Dowd and Wife Paige Announce They Are Expecting Their First Child

Photos: @nikkisaar After signing with the Capitals on a one-year deal last summer, center Nic Dowd turned out to be a surprise impact player for the Capitals in their bottom-six forward group, cementing himself as the team’s fourth-line center. After … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Phil Housley

Photo: Getty Images Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have seen a number of notable defensemen don their sweater, with names such as Rod Langway, Al Iafrate, Calle Johansson, Sergei Gonchar, Mike Green, and John Carlson among the many who … Continue reading

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#BowieGotIce: City of Bowie to Get New Ice Arena After Strong Support From Community and Vote By City Council

Photo: Bowie ISI Team A few weeks ago, NoVa Caps shared the story of the Bowie Ice Arena, which was under threat of being closed if the arena did not receive enough support for the approval of a new, two-sheet … Continue reading

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