With Redskins football on TV and most of the Bruins stars playing an exhibition in China, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins played a sleepy preseason game on Sunday featuring mostly prospects. In fact, the Capitals sent only five players that could be considered regulars from last season.
The result was the Capitals ended up having the most demure of alternate captains.
Andre Burakovsky, for what I can only assume is a career first, wore an A on his jersey along with Brett Connolly and Christian Djoos. No one wore the captain’s C out of respect to Alex Ovechkin (who ironically was at the Redskins game).
The three Caps have a combined 661 games of experience in the NHL.
Connolly has played 346 games in the NHL, most of the three alternate captains today. The 26-year-old scored a goal in the second period after receiving assists from the other two leaders.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 16, 2018
The 23-year-old Burakovsky has played 252 games in the NHL. A former shampoo model, Burakovsky is known as a fun guy and pest by his teammates. The Swedish winger leads by example and, I guess, his fists?
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Finally, Christian Djoos, who is very quiet, received the final A. Djoos has played in only 63 career NHL games.
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