Garrett Mitchell Breaks into the NHL: Our Photos


WE ARE SOOOO Excited that Garrett Mitchell finally had a chance to play with the Washington Capitals. We have been following him since his start with the Hershey Bears. Every camp we pray (literally, we pray) for him to get a spot on the team.

Before the game he enjoyed the moment with old Hershey Bears’ friend Chandler Stephenson.

In a sweet move, Nick Backstrom allowed himself to be kicked out of the opening faceoff so that Garrett would take the faceoff instead. Nod to official Wes McCauley who singled to Mitchell to come in to the circle.


As if the night couldn’t have been more special, Garrett’s parents were in the house, having been on their way to Hershey to meet their new grand baby. As part of the “Jersey of Their Backs” for fans, Mitchy got to give his to his folks.

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Ok – it is safe to sob uncontrollably with us now!!


Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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