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Caps Raise $7,392 for Movember
Movember captain Troy Brouwer poses before and after. Photo via the Caps.
Movember 2013 was a memorable one for the Caps. Alex Ovechkin participated for the first time, though he was on Team Gillette. It featured the first Movember-themed bobblehead of Movember captain Troy Brouwer. It featured Karl Alzner and his shenanigans, including interviews with his teammates, plus a muzzy mid-month change-up. And best of all, it featured some of the worst mustaches we’ve ever seen on the Caps. In fact, growing mustaches might be the one thing the Hershey Bears are better at than their NHL parent team.
Despite everything that happened this past month, Alzner felt it wasn’t as big as previous years (though certainly bigger than last year, when only he and John Erskine participated for the Caps players during the lockout).
“Three or four years ago was when the most guys were involved that I can remember,” Alzner told Caps Outsider. “The team went to a lot of events and stuff like that. We haven’t been to as many events this year, but a lot of guys are in the spirit. The team is just trying to raise as much awareness as possible.”
The Caps team, which included others who signed up, raised a total of $7,392 for the cause, which doesn’t include $1,162 raised by Ovechkin on Team Gillette. That ranks the Caps #9 of all the teams in the NHL. That amount was up significantly from last year during the lockout, but down from the previous year when the Caps raised more than $10,000.
- Alex Ovechkin (on Team Gillette) $1,162
- Mike Vogel: $612.24
- Michal Neuvirth $442.24
- Tom Wilson $317.24
- Karl Alzner $292.24
- Braden Holtby $202.24
- Steve Oleksy $137.24
- Troy Brouwer $134.52
- John Erskine $117.24
- Mike Green $117.24
- Aaron Volpatti $97.24
- Nate Schmidt $92.24
- John Carlson $42.24
- Jason Chimera $42.24
- Martin Erat $42.24
- Michael Latta $42.24
- Alex Urbom $42.24
- Yvon Labre and Brendan Witt $0. Not sure if they told anyone they were participating.
Charlie Lehnertz contributed to this report.