Willie O’Ree to participate in ceremonial puck drop at Capitals’ Black History in Hockey Night February 26
February is Black History Month, and the Capitals have announced several initiatives to honor Black History in hockey.
On February 26, the Capitals will host Black History in Hockey Night during their home game against the Ottawa Senators. Prior to the game’s start, Willie O’Ree will be participating in a ceremonial puck drop. O’Ree became the first black hockey player to play in the NHL in 1958 as a member of the Boston Bruins, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.