The Caps released their annual calendar today, and like all things in 2020, it looks a little different than in the past.
Gone are the cute canines that fans found so appealing in previous years. In their place are cute Caps kids and other never-before-seen photos of the players enjoying time with their family and engaging in offseason activities.
But dog fans have no fear: The calendar still includes Captain, the team dog – a very important part of the roster.
The theme for the 2021 calendar is “Caps at Home,” complete with a team photo based on the pandemic’s preferred method of communication, a Zoom call.
A fun bonus: the Zoom photo reveals all of the players’ nicknames for each other.
Every Caps player is featured in the calendar, including the recent free-agent additions.
All proceeds will benefit the Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation, the official charity of the Caps that supports game-changing solutions for the community. The MSE Foundation works to amplify the effect of community change agents and raise money and provide grants to nonprofits, according to the Capitals press release.
Since 2012, sales of the Capitals’ calendars have raised nearly $570,000 for charity.
Only a limited number of calendars are available. They can be purchased online at washcaps.com/calendar now or at the Team Stores, starting Nov. 23 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and Nov. 24 at Capital One Arena. Each calendar costs $20 (plus shipping for online orders, which will start going out Nov. 25).
Take a peek at the calendar below!