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Capitals Unveil Black Hockey History Display At Capital One Arena

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The Capitals unveiled a Black Hockey History display.

The Washington Capitals are paying homage to their Black players and Black hockey history with a new display. The team unveiled it at Capital One Arena on Wednesday during their game against Edmonton.

Washington’s display is in front of section 116 on the lower concourse. It will remain up permanently.

It includes a 1975-76 game-worn home jersey from Mike Marson, the second Black player to play in the NHL. Also on display include Joel Ward’s game-used stick, Devante Smith-Pelly’s game-worn helmet and more.

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The display also features Bill Riley, Reggie Savage, Anson Carter, Jason Doig, Mike Grier, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, Donald Brashear and Madison Bowey. Bowey and DSP are the first Capitals in franchise history to win the Stanley Cup.

Washington’s display also pays tribute to key moments in the team’s history. This includes Ward’s Game 7 OT winner against Boston in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Smith-Pelly’s game-tying goal in Game 5 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and more.

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