Brett Leonhardt’s long and winding career with the Washington Capitals has seen him wear many different hats. Since landing a job with the team in 2007, Stretch has served as the Caps’ video producer, Arena DJ, and emergency backup goaltender. But in 2018, Leonhardt became a Stanley Cup champion by serving as an official member of the team’s coaching staff.
Thursday, the six-foot-seven, goalie-turned-video-coach had his day with the Cup and brought the NHL’s championship trophy to New Hamburg Arena. The barn is located just outside of Kitchener, Ontario, and was where Leonhardt first learned to skate.
The moment was a dream come true.