Mascots Invade Verizon Center

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Posted February 7, 2016

(via Slapshot)

It was Kids Day at Verizon Center on Sunday, which means it’s time to shine for the mascot, Slapshot, and a handful of other whacky characters who came to join him.

More than 18,000 of his closest friends were on hand to join in the fun and see the Caps play the Flyers. The fine feathered fellow has been skating for the Capitals since 1995 and has become quite a celebrity.  According to his fan page, Slapshot has performed across the country. Most recently Slapshot was part of the showcase showdown on the Price is Right. Slapshot makes hundreds of appearances a year across Maryland, Virginia, and the District.  And, of course, he’s famous for his hilarious antics at each and every Caps home game. Slapshot performs at charity fundraisers, community festivals, parades, corporate conventions and store openings.  He is available for private functions like birthday parties and weddings.  Slapshot also participates in school shows with his buddy DJ Jarrod (Jarrod Wronski).  The spirited lessons are fun and informative and cover topics important to today’s youth such as bullying, nutrition and the importance of reading.  He also brings fun and excitement to Capitals programs such as Hockey School which helps teach local school children the ins and outs of street hockey.

During the second intermission of Sunday’s game, the mascots played their yearly scrimmage, much to the delight of the fans.

Here are some fun facts about Slapshot straight from his fan page!

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The ‘Flying V’ works 100% of the time.

Posted by Slapshot-Washington Capitals Mascot on Monday, February 8, 2016

Mascots took over my Mite of the Nite interview! #CapsKidsDay #CapsFlyers #RockTheRed

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Slapshot!

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The Terrapin!

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The Baltimore Oriole!

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Stormy!

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Nordy!