Caps Honor Jeff Halpern

Posted March 26, 2015

Jeff Halpern (Alena Schwarz)

As part of its 40th season, the Capitals have been honoring one of the 40 greatest Caps platers at each home game. Thursday, they honored Montgomery County native and former Caps captain Jeff Halpern.

Halpern is certainly a local hero, being the few players from Maryland to suit up in the NHL. Halpern also made news one season by sitting out a game to honor Yom Kippur.

Halpern, who had two stints with the Caps, was at Verizon Center for the honor. The 38-year-old owns Astro Donuts and Fried Chicken near Chinatown.