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Movember Salvaged Despite Fewer NHL Donations
Movember for NHL fans wasn’t as grand as seasons’ past, as it had the stench of the lockout on it. But that didn’t stop a few Caps, front office folks, and the Bears from participating, raising a respectable amount of money considering they only had Twitter (and the media) to promote it. For the NHL players, the most organized groups were those of George Paros ($8,176 to the team) and Mike Brown ($5,274.59 to the team). Several members of the Washington Capitals organization participated, as well as the Hershey Bears. Last season, Caps players themselves raised about $10,095. This year, we only found three who participated, raising $1,735. Fun note – the National Hockey League Players’ Association donated to some of the players. Here we compile the numbers of what they raised.
Washington Capitals Organization: $1,670
Despite Rod Langway’s enthusiasm in updating his page with photos (below), he only managed to raise $25 in donations. That’s still more than the $0 Yvon Labre raised. We’d like to suggest that they both join Twitter next time.
Washington Capitals Players: $1,735
- D Karl Alzner – $1,375 (Team Parrosmos. Read our interview with Alzner on the Washington Post’s site.)
- D John Erskine – $310 (Independent)
- F Troy Brouwer – $50 (Team #BROWNBEAUTS – pictured, right)
Hershey Bears: $3,762.26 (see their page)
- D Tomas Kundratek – $1163.21
- D Steven Oleksy – $893.03
- F Garrett Mitchell – $453.85
- Captain Boyd Kane – $347.40
- G Braden Holtby – $307.49
- F Jon DiSalvatore – $202.49
- F Matt Pope – $97.49
- D Julien Brouillette – $47.49
- F Mike Carman – $22.49
- G Dany Sabourin – $22.49
- F Ryan Stoa – $7.49
- F Jeff Taffe – $7.49
Reading Royals: $665.00
- D Denny Urban – $665.00
While several of the Royals could be seen sporting mustaches during the month of November, only Denny Urban appeared to actually be registered with movember.com this year.
M. Richter contributed to this report.