Photo credit: @PaceSagester
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson is a longshot to make the US Olympic team (though they really could use some more right shots), but the young defenseman was asked to participate in the USA’s orientation camp held this week at Kettler Capitals Iceplex anyway.
On Tuesday, during a ceremony featuring Ted Leonsis looking ever-more-svelte, Team USA unveiled their new Olympic jerseys for Sochi. They were first modeled by Chris Drury and Bill Guerin before the rest of the team was introduced to the crowd. Carlson got a loud cheer from the home crowd.
The sweaters, designed by Nike, come in white and navy blue and feature a newly designed US logo and shimmering stars along the shoulder area. They also feature faux ties (like Russia’s jerseys ew ew ew), and a neckline inscription that reads, “Land of the free, home of the brave.”
Below, check out a closer look at the US’s new duds and few more pics of our main man Carly.
Photos via Nike
@russianmachine here's Carlson modeling his shiny new jersey! #captainamerica pic.twitter.com/dkm1aRZ3x9
— Amanda Sansone (@AmandaReportsDC) August 27, 2013
Photo credit: Geoff Burke
Photo credit: @CapitalsPR
Here’s the loud crowd reaction for Carlson when he was introduced. (Via @Rick
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