The Dogs Return: Caps Canine Calendar 2022!

Posted December 2, 2021

Last year, the Caps put out a 2021 Caps at Home calendar, as Covid canceled the annual Caps Canine Calendar. This year, the dogs return, and the 2022 Capitals Canine Calendar is now available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Wolf Trap Animal Rescue (WTAR) and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation (MSE Foundation). The calendar costs $20 and is available online, at the Team Store at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and at the Team Store and merchandise stands at Capital One Arena. There will be a limited number available at the Capitals game at Capital One Arena on Dec. 2, with additional copies arriving for the game Dec. 4.

The calendar includes John Carlson, Nic Dowd, Lars Eller, Garnet Hathaway, Nick Jensen, Anthony Mantha, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, Conor Sheary, Justin Schultz, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Tom Wilson with their dogs; Dennis Cholowski, Martin Fehervary, Carl Hagelin, Matt Irwin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Hendrix Lapierre, Connor McMichael, Dmitry Orlov, Ilya Samsonov, Daniel Sprong and Vitek Vanecek with dogs from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue; and Nicklas Backstrom with Biscuit, the Capitals team service dog in training.

Photography services were provided by Virgil Ocampo Photography, with Paige Dowd, Taylor Pischke and Annie van Riemsdyk serving as art directors for the calendar.

Founded in 2015, Wolf Trap Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the primary mission to operate a life-saving animal rescue transport and adoption program. These transports operate weekly, where hundreds of homeless puppies and kittens are relocated from Mississippi to awaiting foster homes in Northern Virginia. Relocating these pets helps to prevent shelters from overcrowding and unnecessary euthanasia – providing the only hope for these pets to find a home. Once transported into WTAR’s foster program in Northern Virginia, rescued pets are provided all the necessary veterinary care and training they need until they find their perfect forever home through WTAR’s adoption program. Since 2015, Wolf Trap Animal Rescue has rescued and adopted nearly 10,000 homeless pets in need. To learn more about Wolf Trap Animal Rescue and view adoptable pets, please visit and follow WTAR on Instagram.


Here are ones from previous seasons:

2021, without dogs.









More photos from 2020: