On Tuesday night, January 20, the Caps hosted their annual Military Appreciation Night as part of their month-long “Hockey is For Everyone” festivities. During warm-ups, the team wore special camouflage jerseys, which were auctioned off to support USA Warriors Hockey and the United Heroes League.
The numbers are in, and the jersey who got the highest bids is not who you would expect.
Jay Beagle, whose jersey sold for $2,700, took home Best in Show, beating out even Oshie ($2650) and Ovechkin ($2,300) in bids. Overall, fourteen jerseys went for $1,000 or more, and the team raised $39,945 for charity.
Here’s the full rankings, courtesy of Capitals Outsider:
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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation raised $39,945 for the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and United Heroes League as part of the Capitals and the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Legacy Project.
The auction concluded during the 16th annual Salute to the Military Night on Feb. 20 during the Capitals game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Salute to the Military Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces.
During pregame warmups, players wore camouflage Capitals jerseys which were signed and auctioned off by Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. The auction also featured player-used sticks wrapped in camouflage tape and pucks with camouflage Caps logos.
Fourteen jerseys sold for more than $1,000 with Jay Beagle’s jersey selling for the most at $2,700, T.J. Oshie’s at $2,650 and captain Alex Ovechkin’s at $2,300. A framed, autographed team Military Night camouflage puck set sold for $2,200, and Tom Wilson’s puck sold for $675.
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