Nic Dowd scored a career high 8 goals last season as he locked down the Capitals’ fourth-line center position for years to come.
For instance, Nic displayed his humor on Breakdown Day by wearing a Schrute Farms t-shirt. He also recently exhibited the joys of homeowning with his leafblower.
Leafblower 1 – Nic 0
While the GIF is ridiculous, the fact that the Dowds can settle down in one place and own a home in Minnesota is a huge accomplishment.
Nothing like coming home to no AC. Home owning is fun 😬
— Paige Dowd (@paigemdowd) June 30, 2019
Before signing with Washington last summer, Dowd played for four different teams over a period of four years including the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks and the AHL’s Ontario Reign and Manchester Monarchs. His wife Paige, who works remotely in public relations and marketing, has followed Nic as he has jumped from location to location. The couple first met in college at St. Cloud University.
“People don’t understand it, they only see the aspect of the player moving around or the player moving teams but they don’t think much about the family,” Dowd said to The Athletic in May. “I think with Paige it’s been challenging. She went to California and she didn’t breathe. She put down roots there, she found jobs and she, frankly, worked her ass off to stay busy. I’m not going to say it’s a tough, tough life but it is challenging on the women from the aspect that they don’t know where they’re going to be. Much of their lives are based on how their husband performs and I would say it’s probably a little bit of a helpless feeling.”
The couple intends to get another dog and soon start a family.
Nic and I just found a hurt squirrel in our yard. We brought it in our porch and fed it and gave it water. The police just picked him up to take him to the wildlife rehab center and I’m crying. I only knew him for an hour. How will my future kids ever leave for college? 🙈
— Paige Dowd (@paigemdowd) June 18, 2019
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