Tonight is the Caps’ first game of the 2016-17 season, a preseason tilt at Verizon Center against the Carolina Hurricanes.
One new wrinkle the Caps just unveiled for this season is that pucks from warm-ups will be sold during games. Now if Ovi doesn’t toss you that puck you so desperately wanted, you can buy it yourself.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 26, 2016
I reached out to a Caps spokesman for more details:
This season the Washington Capitals will be using special pucks each game for player warm-ups. Each puck is customized with the matchup for that game and will be sold on the concourse following warm-ups. The pucks will sell for $10 each with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation. A limit of 100 used pucks will be sold each game.
That’s a super cool, inexpensive gift that could get others more into hockey. It’s a great stocking stuffer. Plus the proceeds go (mostly) to charity.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 27, 2016
The only other team that I know of off the top of my head that has a similar program is the Montreal Canadiens .
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