Alex Ovechkin bobbles a Capitals giveaway on Tuesday

Posted on 17th January 2015 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Washington Capitals will celebrate Alex Ovechkin Bobble Night this Tuesday, Jan. 20. The 2014-15 bobble is sponsored by Verizon.

The Capitals are one of several teams that will promote bobble nights this 2014-15 season.

Ovechkin is in his 10th season with the Capitals. The former first-overall draft pick is a four-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the league’s best goal scorer.

Capitals to celebrate 40th anniversary season

Posted on 5th October 2014 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Washington Capitals will celebrate their 40th anniversary this 2014-15 season. As part of the season-long celebration, the Capitals have created a commemorative patch that will be featured on the team’s game jersey.

The Capitals’ Opening Night at Verizon Center presented by GEICO against the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 9 marks the anniversary of the franchise’s first game at the New York Rangers on Oct. 9, 1974. To commemorate the occasion, Capitals legends will participate in a ceremonial puck drop. The Capitals will wear white alternate uniforms during the home opener.

As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, Caps fans will have the opportunity to vote for 10 additions to the 30th team, building upon fans’ selection of the 30 best Capitals in 2004 to create the 40 Greatest Caps. Voting begins on Wednesday, Sept. 10, on WashingtonCaps.com and continues through the pre-season, with the first of the 40 Greatest Caps acknowledged during the regular season home opener on Oct. 9. Over the course of the season the Capitals will honor the 40 Greatest Caps by recognizing members during Capitals home games.

In addition an enhanced history section will launch on WashingtonCaps.com, featuring infographics, in-depth features on Caps alumni, profiles on the original Caps 30th anniversary team, vintage photo galleries and statistical overviews of all Capitals seasons.

The 2014-15 season also will include a number of special events and promotions, including a 40th anniversary schedule magnet giveaway on Opening Night at Verizon Center presented by GEICO on Oct. 9 and an Alex Ovechkin bobblehead giveaway featuring the commemorative patch on Jan. 20. Additional promotions will be announced at a later date.

Former NHL captain Doug Mohns, 80, passes away

Posted on 7th February 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags: , ,

NHLDoug Mohns, who played for several NHL teams and wore the captain’s “C” for the expansion Washington Capitals, has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Born in Capreol, ON, Canada, he twice won the Memorial Cup in a three-year period with the Barrie Flyers. He was one of two Barrie players (along with Ralph Willis) to be part of both the 1951 and 1953 championship teams.

In the NHL, Mohns was a long-time member of the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. In 1961-62, he won the Bruins’ E.C. Dufresne Trophy as the player ‘who has been most outstanding in home games.’ In 1966-67, he helped the Blackhawks win the Prince of Wales Trophy as the club set a franchise record with 41 wins.

One noted for having “a booming shot, one of the heaviest in league,” Mohns then rounded out his NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars, Atlanta Flames and expansion Capitals. He was the first captain of the Capitals in 1974-75.

Born on 13 December 1933, Mohns passed away on 7 February 2014.

Capitals Holtby Bobble to help encourage blood drive

Posted on 6th November 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will hold a Blood Drive this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7am to 5pm. The Blood Drive takes place at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Each blood donor will receive two gifts: a Washington Capitals t-shirt and a Braden Holtby bobblehead.

This isn’t the first Inova-Capitals bobblehead. Four seasons ago, a Alexander Semin bobblehead was issued as a giveaway during a similar Capitals Blood Drive promotion. Other Inova-Capitals bobbleheads issued in recent years were John Carlson, Brooks Laich, Semyon Varlamov, Jeff Schultz, Michal Neuvirth, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Mascot Slapshot, and Olaf Kolzig.

For more information of the Nov. 9, 2013 Capitals Blood Drive, blood donors are asked to visit inova.org/donateblood.

MeiGray launches 2013-14 Game-Worn Jersey program

NHLThe MeiGray Group has announced its 2013-14 MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. The program was launched with the start of the new National Hockey League season.

This marks the 11th season that the NHL and MeiGray have worked together on its Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. For the 2013-14 campaign, MeiGray has agreements with nine NHL teams: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals.

One of the features of the program is the ability to pre-order your game-worn jersey.

Because of our authenticity and security tagging procedures you can order your game-worn jersey now, watch your jersey as it is being worn on the ice, and then receive it after we obtain the jersey from the team.

Each team has structured its individual game-worn jersey program with MeiGray to best suit its fans and the collecting public.

Our program details remain the same as last season:

* Once the jerseys are available and posted, you can pre-order a jersey online at meigray.com, or by calling us toll-free at 888-463-4472.

* Jerseys available for pre-order online will appear with PRE-ORDER after the Game Type.

* A 25% deposit will hold any jersey until it arrives at MGG. Balances WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY PROCESSED with the same credit card used for the deposit and jerseys will be shipped when they arrive unless the collector specifically notifies MGG to call or e-mail before processing. And in those cases, payment must be made within 10 days of notification or deposit will be forfeited.

* Refunds will not be given on cancelled pre-orders. You may change from one pre-ordered jersey to another, or you can use your deposit without penalty on an individual in-stock retail-priced item of equal or greater value. Only one deposit can be used on an in-stock item if you choose to exchange a pre-order.

* EXCEPTION: Full refunds will be given on pre-orders that cannot be fulfilled by the team or MGG due to non-delivery of the jersey, unavailability of the jersey due to circumstances out of the team or MGG’s control, if a player does not play in the jersey, or if the jersey is retained by the club for historical purposes, or if the jersey cannot be made available due to NHL game circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

As we have been reaching out to each team to plan its inventory, special events, and set dates, we will begin posting team-by-team updates throughout the month.

MeiGray regularly talks to non-program teams about joining or rejoining our program. Announcements regarding additions to the 2013-14 lineup will be made if a team joins or re-joins the program.

Authenticity and Security-Tagging Process

Remains the same as in past seasons. All jerseys are pre-tagged with individual serial numbers, and jerseys are checked post-use by MGG to confirm use as reported by the teams.

Team Reporting Procedures to MGG

Remains the same as in past seasons. Team report the tag numbers as the sets are worn, and update MGG with relevant set information.

Customer Requests/Pre-Ordering

We have on file the team-by-team Customer Request lists, and have begun calling all collectors who have requested the opportunity to Pre-Order 2013-14 jerseys. Once we complete the request calls, we post the available Set 1 jerseys for pre-order on our website.

We will continue to offer our unparalleled level of customer service. We will continue to ensure absolute authenticity because we still maintain the ability to security-check the teams with whom we’re working. We will continue to track the jerseys so you know what was worn, and when.
Thanks for your continued business and loyalty.

We look forward to continuing the high authenticity standards MGG established in 1997 and brought to the NHL in 2002.

Capitals announce Third Jersey schedule for 2013-14

Posted on 24th September 2013 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Washington Capitals have announced their Third Jersey schedule for the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. The announcement was made during the annual Capitals Convention weekend.

Sixteen dates are on the calendar from Dec. 17, 2013 to Apr. 5, 2014. All 16 dates are Washington Capitals away games.

The Capitals’ Third Jersey resembles the original franchise white jersey worn from 1974-75 to 1994-95. It was, in fact, modeled after the 2011 Winter Classic jersey worn outdoors. Along with the jersey, the Capitals will wear red pants and white helmets for the 16 games.

In December and January, the Third Jersey will be worn Dec. 17 (Philadelphia), Dec. 20 (Carolina), Jan. 15 (Pittsburgh), Jan. 17 (Columbus), Jan. 19 (NY Rangers), Jan. 24 (New Jersey), Jan. 25 (Montréal), Jan. 28 (Buffalo), Jan. 30 (Columbus) and Jan. 31 (Detroit).

Down the stretch in March and April, the Third Jersey will be worn Mar. 1 (Boston), Mar. 5 (Philadelphia), Mar. 6 (Boston), Mar. 11 (Pittsburgh), Apr. 4 (New Jersey) and Apr. 5 (NY Islanders).

MeiGray Capitals game-day game jersey sale

Posted on 26th April 2013 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe MeiGray Group and the Washington Capitals will hold a game-day Game Worn Jersey sale at the Verizon Center on Apr. 27, 2013. Hockey fans attending the game will have the opportunity to purchase red jerseys that were worn just over two weeks ago on Apr. 11.

The MeiGray Group will be set up at the Capitals Team Store two hours before the puck drops, fielding questions and educating fans about the game-worn hobby. There are 24 red jerseys available on a “first-come, first-served basis.”

Of note, 20 jerseys are game-worn while four jerseys are game-issued (for players who did not play). Each jersey was individually serial numbered and authenticated by the MeiGray system.

MeiGray Capitals auction features game-worn jerseys

Posted on 26th March 2013 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLA two-week Washington Capitals-MeiGray Group Auction closes on Mar. 26, 2013. The auction features game-worn jerseys, sticks and goal pucks from the Capitals-MGG Collection.

Of note, the auction includes an Alex Ovechkin red game-worn jersey, an Ovechkin red practice jersey, an Ovechkin goal puck, and an Ovechkin game-used stick.

Most of the items were worn or used in recent years, although older items include 1980s game-used sticks that belonged to Kevin Hatcher, Alan Haworth, Jean Pronovost and Pat Ribble.

2010-11 Washington Capitals John Carlson game-worn jersey
2010-11 Washington Capitals Brooks Laich game-worn jersey
2010-11 Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin game-worn jersey
2010-11 Washington Capitals Alexander Semin game-worn jersey
2010-11 Washington Capitals Semyon Varlamov game-worn jersey
2011-12 Washington Capitals Tomas Vokoun game-worn jersey

Capitals Convention to return in September

Posted on 15th March 2013 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags:

CapitalsThe Washington Capitals have announced that the fourth annual Capitals Convention will take place on Sep. 21, 2013. Tickets to the day-long event – that will help kick off the 2013-14 campaign – are available now via washingtoncapitals.com.

The Capitals Convention is an “interactive and informational celebration of the Capitals that has attracted sold-out crowds of more than 6,500 people in previous years. The event features the entire roster of current players and a number of alumni in interactive hockey experiences, panel sessions and hockey displays.”

The first-ever Capitals Convention took place in September 2009, with alumni members Rod Langway, Al Iafrate, Dennis Maruk and Kelly Miller featured. At the last Capitals Convention in September 2011, the team used the event to market the new Winter Classic jerseys for the first time.

The 2013 Capitals Convention will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Capitals raise $16K through in-game promotion

Posted on 7th March 2013 by hockeymedia in Game Promotions,Signings,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe Washington Capitals helped the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation raise $16,840 through a recent in-game promotion at the Verizon Center. The promotion took place at the Capitals-Bruins game on March 5, 2013.

More than 200 hockey sticks – signed by various members of the Capitals – were sold for $80 each.

Caps fans Nissrin Ezermeli, Nick Hoover, Caitlin O’Dwyer, Steve Smith and Matthew Stargel selected sticks that were not signed, and as a result got to meet Capitals center Mike Ribeiro after the game. Ribeiro signed the winners’ hockey sticks and took photos with them. The Capitals would like to congratulate our Pick-A-Stick grand-prize winners and thank all of the participants who helped make it a success.