By Elyse Bailey
Now that the Capitals have figured out their 2016-17 opening night roster, the team conducted their final photo shoots for the Caps Canine Calendar, Monday afternoon.
Caps stars Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Nicklas Backstrom dispersed across several different tourist attractions in Washington, D.C. — the Capitol building, the Supreme Court, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the DC War Memorial respectively — to take some adorable shots with puppies.
The calendar, which goes on sale on November 18 and benefits Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, is being photographed by Taylor Winnik, the wife of fourth-line winger, Daniel Winnik.
First up, from the Capitol Building, we have Ovechkin posing with two cute puppies. (Photo: CapsPR Twitter)
So majestic. (Photo: Capitals Instagram)
Next, arriving at the Supreme Court…no it’s not a new Supreme Court Justice, it’s Braden Holtby with his new pal, Lilly! (Photo: CapsPR Twitter)
An amazing headshot for both of these models. (Photo: Capitals Twitter)
Next up, our dynamic Russian duo is out here gigglin’ and having a ball with their pups by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. (Photo: MSE Foundation Instagram)
Moar smiles, moar puppies, moar fun! (Photo: MSE Foundation Instagram)
Who was most excited for the shoot? Maybe the Russian that decided to sport puppy shoes. (Photo: Capitals Snapchat)
😂 @Kuzya92 & @orlov_09 #CapsCanineCalendar pic.twitter.com/UAjdxgX9To
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 10, 2016
Did you think I was kidding when I said they were gigglin? Nope. (Video: Capitals Twitter)
Finally, we take you to the DC War Memorial where Eller, Backstrom and Johansson were posing with their precious pups. (Photo: MSE Foundation Instagram)
Welcome to the team, Eller. Here we let you hang with puppies. (Photo: Capitals Twitter)
The Swe-DANEs hanging out on the steps. (Photo: CapsPR Twitter)
One last shot of Backstrom introducing his daughter Haley to one of the pups. (Photo: Capitals Twitter)
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