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Jakub Vrana has been absolutely killing it since the Capitals won the 2018 Stanley Cup

Jakub Vrana has been absolutely killing it since the Capitals won the 2018 Stanley Cup

The clock hit all zeros, and the Washington Capitals were finally Stanley Cup champions.

The celebration was on, and rightfully so. The team's two-day celebration has been well-documented, but one Capital went above and beyond.

Jakub Vrana has been on an absolute mission since the Capitals returned home Friday afternoon.

The Capitals hit the club Friday night. Vrana promptly found an elevated surface.

The 22-year-old Czech Republic native was a relative unknown to the mainstream public before the Stanley Cup Final. But following the Capitals weekend celebration, Vrana has become somewhat of a cult icon.

He showed Joe Beninati his announcing skills. Vrana didn't even give himself a point because he's such a team player!

Vrana's such a team player, in fact, that he had a whole Instagram story of him complimenting his teammates.

He lifted his short-sleeve t-shirt to show us a tattoo on his wrist. Now that is how you know he's a legend ... or just having a great time.

And after all that Vrana was (somehow) still alive.

Once it was time for the actual parade, the youngster just kept on rolling.

His youthfulness and liver strength have been on full display this weekend, and it's safe to say he'll sleep well when this is all over.

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Braden Holtby, Tom Wilson make strong statements in support of Black Lives Matter protesters

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Braden Holtby, Tom Wilson make strong statements in support of Black Lives Matter protesters

As protests have taken place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to raise the issue of racial injustice in the U.S., Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and forward Tom Wilson have mulled how to use their platforms in order to help the cause.

On Wednesday, both veteran stars released statements voicing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been in the national spotlight since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in an arrest that was captured on video May 25.

Holtby, whose wife Brandi posted a message on Twitter from both of them Tuesday, encouraged protestors to continue spreading their message and ridiculed the country’s current climate for its “injustice and hatred infused power.”

Wilson vowed to donate to the East Of The River Mutual Aid Fund and the Fort Dupont Cannons, who are based in D.C. and known to be the oldest minority hockey program in the U.S. He closed out his statement by writing, “I am contributing to these funds today, but I am committing to learn, to listen and to support going forward.”

Holtby and Wilson were the latest Capitals to weigh in on the protests after defenseman John Carlson committed to being “a part of the solution” and forward Alex Ovechkin called for everyone to “respect and love each other no matter what we look like.”

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Former Capitals forward Brett Connolly offers options to take tangible action against racism

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Former Capitals forward Brett Connolly offers options to take tangible action against racism

The senseless murder of George Floyd has shed light on the racism that still exists within America. In the wake of his tragic death, there are many who want to take action but are not sure how. Brett Connolly is here to help.

The former Capitals forward tweeted out a heartfelt message on Tuesday in response to a Tweet from J.T. Brown.

Connolly then took the extra step of Tweeting out a number of ways to take tangible action against racism including organizations you can support and donate to, places you can contact and movies you can watch to learn more.

Connolly was largely a soft-spoken player in his three seasons in Washington, but he did decline an invite to the White House extended to the Capitals as Stanley Cup champions. Connolly would not go into detail on why.

Connolly left Washington as a free agent in the summer and is in his first season with the Florida Panthers.

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