After spending a few weeks in training camp, the Capitals sent Maximilian Kammerer down to the Hershey Bears on Friday.
The move left NBC4’s Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer as the lone Kammerer in the DC area. But, Maximilian’s time in DC wasn’t for naught.
Doug and Maximilian met last week and they filmed a classic segment together for NBC4.
FAMILY REUNION: @dougkammerer finally met the #Capitals @mkammerer49. One is great on the ice, the other is great with radar, the Kammerers are taking over DC! @Capitals @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/MpfxbV1UFx
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) September 20, 2018
As Maximilian, who goes by Maxi, walked off the ice, the two Kammerers embraced, engaging in a warm, enthusiastic hug. It’s almost as if they’re related.
“He even looks like family,” Doug remarked. “Come on!”
“The Kammerers are not known in this area for hockey,” Doug explained to Maxi before turning serious. “You’re going to change this for us!”
“That’s what I want to do,” Maxi replied.
Doug’s most enduring hockey-related moment is this faceplant on live TV.
“There he goes, Maximllian Kammerer, holding the Kammerer name proud,” Doug said. “Come on, Kammerer!”
Maxi signed as a free agent with the Capitals after playing professionally in Germany for three years. During the 2017-18 season, he played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for Duesseldorf EG, recording 31 points (6 G, 25A) in 52 games. He was the second leading scorer on the team and 51st overall in a league, becoming the rookie of the year during the 2016-17 season.
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