Hard to believe it has only been a couple of weeks since the season for the Washington Capitals ended. Players have dispersed across the globe. Those on social media have done a great job of letting us know where they are.
Here’s what they have shared:
From Russia with Love
Starting with our Captain Alex Ovechkin who having left the International Ice Hockey Federation games (with Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov) is relaxing home in Russia.
Yes, after celebrating his medal, Ovi is out clubbing again with his fiance, but that’s what Ovi does when he is back with his friends. Party on Ovi!!
And then we have the lovebirds: Ovi and Nastya. Not sure what is happening with his hair but they look happy!!
We know that Kuzy and Orlov go home to spend time with their families during the break. From their season ticket holder discussion, they said they really value the time during break to be with their families because the season keeps them apart.
Stan Galiev on the other hand is still in Virginia. He and his beautiful wife, Olya, are avid bike riders. We have even seen Galiev biking home after practice at Kettler.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled to see if either of our engaged Russians tie the not this summer!
And then we have the Swedish contingency.
No posts from Nicky Backsrom or Marcus Johansson; however, we think they are still in the area. At least we ran into them last week doing family things around town. Andre Burakovsky is home (in Sweden) though and seems pretty happy to be there!
Looks like some of the Canadians have gone home.
Tom Wilson posted from the beach and the Toronto Raptors game with his brothers.
Michael Latta sent out word that he was heading home:
And Mike Richards headed home to relax and fish a little.
Northumberland News reports: “Justin Williams has returned to his childhood home in Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario where he The Justin Williams Hockey School will run from July 25 to 29 at the Cobourg Community Centre. It will welcome 26 participants born between 2003-05 and 30 participants born between 2006-08. The camp provides youngsters an opportunity to learn skills from Williams, including skating, puck handling, shooting and off-ice conditioning in a positive, fun-filled, environment. launched a hockey camp.”
😄to announce my inaugural hockey camp in the community I grew up in. ALL proceeds will benefit my newly formed foundation. July 25-29 #CCC
— Justin Williams (@JustinWilliams) May 25, 2016
The break time is also a great time for the players to spend those extra hours with their families. This year the Oshies and Alzners headed to Disney World with their families. We were a bit nervous about Lauren Oshie; she will be delivering the Oshie’s second girl very soon!!
John and Gina Carlson have traveled a little, had a date night, and John took Baby Lucca to work with him for a little skating time.
It looks like Philipp Grubauer might still be in town from the picture he posted a few days ago.
Nate Schmidt is working on his golf game at the Beaver Masters..
We miss our Boyz and will do our best to let you know how they are spending their time. Some of course are waiting to sign new contracts and we will post as soon as we know something new here.