Monday morning, the Washington Capitals announced a list of festivities as a part of their Salute to the Military Night on Thursday, March 2nd versus the New Jersey Devils. This is the 15th year that the Capitals have hosted this event. As part of the special evening, the Caps will host 500 servicemen and women and the USA Warriors hockey team will show a skills exhibition during the second intermission.
The Caps will also once again don special military-themed jerseys during warm-ups. The jerseys, along with autographed military-themed hats and pucks, will be auctioned off during the game, with the proceeds benefiting Our Military Kids and United Heroes League.
This year’s design features camouflage jerseys with American flag numbering, which pushes the level of acceptable gaudiness on a hockey jersey. The only way this design could get even more patriotic is if bald eagles holding cheeseburgers donned the shoulder patches.