Capitals stars Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, and TJ Oshie returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex for optional workouts on Thursday, but they weren’t the only new three stars in the building.
Carl Hagelin was spotted skating in new hockey equipment that appears to be new for the 2020-21 season.
Hagelin rocked a white helmet and navy blue pants that both featured three stars. It’s unclear if this is equipment is for the Capitals’ home, away, or Reverse Retro jerseys or possibly a different sweater, such as the team’s Winter Classic-inspired alternate that was originally planned to be worn in 2020.
The three stars have a dual meaning. “The three stars on our current Capitals jersey represent the three jurisdictions: Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC,” Capitals’ assistant general manager Don Fishman said to NBC Sports Washington.
The DC flag also has three stars.
Headline photo via the @Capitals
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