Australian Nathan Walker dresses up as kangaroo, Jay Beagle’s family recreates Mario Kart for Capitals Halloween party
The Washington Capitals like to keep things close to the vest, not wanting to divulge information that could give their opponents any advantage — or laughs apparently.
After the team’s practice Tuesday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, reporters worked doggedly to get the scoop of the day: a full account of the team’s annual Halloween party Monday night.
Pictures of the event were curiously limited this year, as most players’ social media accounts fell silent. Some images, however, did find their way on the Internet, including one of a person dressed in a kangaroo costume posted by Nathan Walker‘s fiancée. The following morning, Walker, the first Australian to play in the NHL, revealed that he was the giant anthropomorphic marsupial at the party.
“I think there’s only one explanation,” Walker said when asked how he came up with the idea. “I just thought it suited the party.”