Caps goalie Philipp Grubauer gets his first career NHL win.
2013: The Year of Two Kolzig Bobbleheads
Nothing spells honor like being immortalized as a whacky-wobbler, not just while playing a sport, but years after retiring. Then there are those who get this honor not once, but three times. That’s reserved only for true legends.
Former Caps goalie and current associate goaltending coach Olaf Kolzig hasn’t played in an NHL game since the 2008-9 season, when he suited up for the Tampa Bay Lightning. This year, two different Kolzig bobbleheads became available. One was given out at the Portland Pirates game on Jan. 19 (limited to 1,000), while the other will be given out at the Inova Blood Drive on March 23rd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
And these aren’t the only post-retirement bobblheads for Kolzig. The Norfolk Admirals gave one out last year (limited to 2000, pictured right).
If you’re a true Kolzig fan, you will own all three of these. (If you’re keeping score, Rod Langway only has one made post-retirement.)