The Capitals had maybe the coolest addition to their lineup on Sunday afternoon. (No, Nate Schmidt isn’t back.) A special young man named William Cody joined the team as a forward, donning number 37.
Cody is a 14-year-old cancer patient who signed a three-day contract with the Capitals through the Make-a-Wish foundation. After a whirlwind weekend with the contract signing and practicing with the team, Sunday was finally the day Cody took the ice as a member of the team.
First up, Cody talked shop with Wes Johnson, the booming voice of Capital One Arena.
Next up, Cody walked into the locker room with Alex Ovechkin. Both lookin’ super sharp for game time in their suits!
— Diane Roberts (@DianesTalking) January 21, 2018
Thanks to RMNB crasher @kscarfone, it looks like Cody also got to toss some pucks out during warmups.
After gearing up, Cody waited patiently to be officially announced as a part of the Capitals lineup.
As a member of the lineup, he even got a starting lineup card on the @Capitals account.
And then the moment we all waited for, Cody got out to the ice and was announced with the team at the Capital One Arena.
What a weekend for William Cody from @WishMidAtlantic! Signed a contract with the @Capitals on Friday. Practiced with the team on Saturday. And he was introduced right after @ovi8 before #CapsFlyers today. pic.twitter.com/UPxzM1OXvB
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) January 21, 2018
Cody even got a special shout from someone that might recognize the number…
Love the number😉 Good luck Cody.
— OlieKolzig (@OlieKolzig37) January 21, 2018
I will now be purchasing a #37 Cody jersey. What a cool moment.
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