The Washington Capitals give out a hard hat after every game inside the locker room. The Nationals batting helmet is an individual honor for a player who does something important in the game that usually doesn’t show up in the score sheet. Martin Fehervary, Ilya Samsonov, and John Carlson are among the few who have won the award in the past this season.
Tuesday night in Calgary, Michal Kempny was given the hard hat from Braden Holtby. Kempny “worked his bag off all summer” to get back into the lineup after tearing his left hamstring and Holtby said he’s played great in the last two games.
As the Czech defenseman accepted the batting helmet, one teammate could be heard screaming ridiculous things in the background.