A few dozen kids attending a hockey camp at Ashburn Ice House in Virginia got a big surprise today when they ran into Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick.
Carrick was skating at Ashburn for a change of scenery in his summer training schedule. As he was leaving, a bunch of kids preparing to take the ice for a Summer Fun Ice Skating Camp noticed him and asked for autographs, so he stuck around.
“It was a solid 20-35 kids,” Carrick told RMNB. “I don’t know how many there were because they kept going back to find more stuff for me to sign. The one kid knew dead who I was. Didn’t even ask. I was impressed.”
“One kid had me sign his jersey twice,” Carrick said. “One kid begged I follow him on Instagram so I did.”
— Connor Carrick (@connorcarrick) July 16, 2015
Though Carrick was surprised young fans would know who he is, it’s no surprise to anyone who has followed the Caps for the last few years. He spent all of last season playing for the Hershey Bears in the AHL, where he tallied eight goals and 34 assists in 73 games. But he notched a goal and five assists in 34 games on the Caps blue line in 2013-2014, earning himself lots of admirers in the fan base.
And it looks like he earned at least one new admirer today.
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