Photos: Chris Gordon
The Capitals offered a special opportunity for fans at Monday’s game against the Senators. The team auctioned off the ugly sweaters the the players wore during their recent holiday video. And really, who wouldn’t want to hang up these hideous things in their living room year round?
There’s Braden Holtby’s Christmas sloth, Michael Latta’s “filthy animal,” and Marcus Johansson’s X-Mas themed Space Invaders sweater. But here’s where I warm your heart. These sweaters helped the Caps raise $3,050 total for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
Chris was at Verizon Center and snapped photos of the auction items. Take a look!
From the Caps:
The Washington Capitals will auction the holiday sweaters worn by Capitals players in the team’s holiday video to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic during the Capitals game versus the Ottawa Senators on Monday, Dec. 22.
Fans can submit a bid by visiting the community relations table behind Section 104 on the main concourse. Bidding begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at the end of the second intermission.
In addition each winner will also receive an autographed photograph of the player who wore the sweater, including Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Jay Beagle, Troy Brouwer, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Jason Chimera, Mike Green, Eric Fehr, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brooks Laich, Michael Latta, Marcus Johansson, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, Alex Ovechkin, Justin Peters, Nate Schmidt, Joel Ward and Tom Wilson. Sweaters worn by the coaching staff also will be auctioned and include a photograph autographed by head coach Barry Trotz.
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