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From Europe to Russia with Stanley Cup Love

The Keeper traveled with the Stanley Cup through Sweden and Germany before a few days with fans in Russia this past week. Click the highlighted links for the full story and pictures of the Stanley Cup Journey!

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Christian Djoos Keeps Date with Lord Stanley

Christian Djoos has been on the minds of many Caps fans this summer. He played 63 games in his debut season with the Capitals and accrued 14 points (3 goals and 11 assists). The future looks bright for the return of this Swede from Nick Backstrom’s hometown of Gavle. It only made sense the two […]

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Nick Backstrom Days of Stanley Cup

June 7, Nicklas Backstrom took the Stanley Cup from the hands of Alex Ovechkin and held it over his head for the first time. On August 10 he again lifted the shiny trophy, this time in his homeland of Sweden. Even before Nicky began the celebrations with the Cup, he was busy meeting fans around […]

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A Swede Moment for Andre Burakovsky with Lord Stanley

Wednesday night Andre Burakovsky was in Copenhagen with teammate Lars Eller–eyeballing the Stanley Cup as Lars celebration wound down. Burky, who skated in 13 playoff games and scored two goals with an additional four assists, finally received the Stanley Cup at  his home in Malmö, Sweden. It was Lord Stanley’s first visit to Malmö! Malmö […]

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Hershey Spotlight: Jakub Vrana

Yeah yeah we know what you’re thinking about this spotlight “but he plays for the Caps.” Well that is true- but what is also true is that Jakub is on an entry-level contract from when he was drafted in 2014. If you do the math you would think his contract were up already, the  reason […]

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Its Yours Birthday: Happy Birthday MoJ0

Marcus Johansson turns 26 today!!! The Swede from Landskorna signed a new three-year contract with the Washington Capitals in July 2016. Unfortunately his birthday celebration is somewhat overshadowed by an injury he sustained October 2nd in a preseason game against the Islanders. CBS Sports reports that the left-winger should be good to go come opening […]

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Andre Burakovsky: The Third Sweet Swede

Andre Burakovsky had what many consider a break-out year in the 2015-16 season. It wasn’t clear at the beginning exactly where he would fit in the lineup but Coach Trotz made it clear that he believed in the Caps youngest player and his ability to fit in where ever needed. He played 79 games and […]

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“B” is for Backstrom (2016 in photos)

Nicklas Backstrom had a rough start to the 2015-16 season and a few health issues throughout the year. Following the end of the 2014/15 season, Nicky had arthroscopic surgery on  his hip, according to the Washington Capitals. Although the Caps predicted that he would be back at the start of the season, he did not play […]

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Baby Swede All Grown Up

That “bear’ of a Swede, Andre Burakovsky, who turned 21 this past week, started his professional hockey career at the age of 16. He played for the Malmö Red Hawks of Hockey Allsvenskan, Sweden’s second league. In 2012 he was a point per game scorer for the clubs U20 team. Burt, as Coach Trotz calls him, was […]

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