Photo: Chris Gordon
Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt (he’s tall) has lived an eventful hockey life. Originally a producer and videographer for the Capitals’ website — and occasional Verizon Center DJ — he became known throughout the hockey world when he served as an emergency goaltender for a game in December 2008.
After Jose Theodore injured himself during a pregame skate, Stretch signed an amateur tryout agreement before the Caps faced the Ottawa Senators. Leonhardt later left DC for a job in the NHL’s war room in Toronto before coming back as Washington’s video coach in 2012. In 2013, Leonhardt, a former junior hockey and NCAA Division III goaltender, once again served as a backup, preforming his usual video editing duties during the intermissions.
Now, he’s added a notch in his storied career: wearer of absurd Barry Trotz themed socks.
Leonhardt prides himself on being a fashionable, modern man. He didn’t disappoint on Wednesday night. After the NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Leonhardt showed off his B-Trotz themed stockings that complemented his sharp tuxedo. Each sock features a stunning Barry headshot — one from his current days coaching the Capitals and one of him as a mustachioed player with the Regina Pats in the 1980s.
Brett and Logan Leonhardt pose for a photo at 2016 NHL Awards.
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