April 19, 2014

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Karl Alzner

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY KARL ALZNER!

The Washington Capitals Defenseman was born on 09/24/1988 in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Follow Alzner on Twitter and wish #27 a happy birthday.

Karl Alzner - Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Karl Alzner – Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Karl Alzner -Practice April 27 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Karl Alzner -Practice April 27 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Capitals Karl Alzner and young patient showing off matching Weagle tattoos at Children's Hospital Feb. 27 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Capitals Karl Alzner and young patient showing off matching Weagle tattoos at Children’s Hospital Feb. 27 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

 

 

 

 

NATS: Happy Birthday, Steve Lombardozzi

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY STEVE LOMBARDOZZI!

Washington Nationals infielder Steve Lombardozzi was born on 09/20/1988 in Fulton, Maryland.

Follow Lombo on Twitter (@S_Lombo1) and be sure to wish #1 a Happy 25th Birthday.

Carlos Ruiz grounded out, Steve Lombardozzi to Tyler Moore for third out in third inning – Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Steve Lombardozzi fielding during batting practice (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

NATS: Happy Birthday, Ian Desmond

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY IAN DESMOND!

Washington Nationals Shortstop Ian Desmond was born on 09/20/1985 in Sarasota, Florida.

Ian Desmond has been the glue to this season’s team, team leader and team MVP.

Check out Desi’s website and follow Ian Desmond on Twitter (@IanDesmond20) and be sure to wish #20 a Happy 28th Birthday.

Shortstop Ian Desmond returned to the lineup – New York Mets v. Washington Nationals, August 17, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ian Desmond (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ian Desmond and Frank Robinson - NLDS Game 3: St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals, October 10, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ian Desmond and Frank Robinson – NLDS Game 3: St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals, October 10, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Ian Desmond beats the tag from Freddie Freeman back to first (2nd inning) – Atlanta Braves v. Washington Nationals, 8/22/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

NATS: Happy Birthday, Gio Gonzalez (Photos)

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY GIO GONZALEZ!

Washington Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez was born on 09/19/1985 in Hialeah, Florida.

Gio quickly became a fan favorite with his contagious smile. He enjoys chatting with the fans and cheering on his teammates from the front row of the dugout. Follow Gio Gonzalez on Twitter (@GioGonzalez47) and be sure to wish #47 a Happy 28th Birthday.

Here are a few of our favorite Gio photos and some fan birthday photos from last season.

Nats Gio Gonzalez was the first to come onto the field after champagne celebration in the clubhouse. - Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats Gio Gonzalez was the first to come onto the field after champagne celebration in the clubhouse. – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Gio Gonzalez gets first win in a Nationals uniform (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Gio Gonzalez couldn’t stop smiling after he hit his first MLB hit (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Happy Birthday Gio! - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Happy Birthday Gio! – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Chicken Man wishes Gio Gonzalez a happy birthday - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game Two of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Chicken Man wishes Gio Gonzalez a happy birthday – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game Two of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Happy Birthday Gio Gonzalez! - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Happy Birthday Gio Gonzalez! – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Happy Birthday Gio Gonzalez! - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Happy Birthday Gio Gonzalez! – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Another fan was wishing Gio a happy birthday (and we love her shirt!) - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game Two of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Another fan was wishing Gio a happy birthday (and we love her shirt!) – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game Two of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

 

 

 

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Alex Ovechkin

С ДНЁМ РОЖДЕНИЯ OVI! 

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY ALEX OVECHKIN!

The Washington Capitals Captain was born on 09/17/1985 in Moscow, Russia.

Thanks Ovi for everything that you do on and off the ice! Happy Birthday #8!

Follow Alex Ovechkin on Twitter (@Ovi8) and be sure to wish #8 a Happy 28th Birthday.

Alex Ovechkin during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Alex Ovechkin -Practice April 27 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera celebrate a goal - Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera celebrate a goal – Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

 

NATS: Happy Birthday, Dan Haren

HAPPY 33rd BIRTHDAY DAN HAREN!

Washington Nationals RHP Dan Haren was born on 09/17/1980 in Monterey Park, California.

Be sure to wish #15 a Happy 33rd Birthday.

Dan Haren - Chicago White Sox v. Washington Nationals, 4/9/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Dan Haren – Chicago White Sox v. Washington Nationals, 4/9/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Braden Holtby

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY BRADEN HOLTBY!

The Washington Capitals Goalie was born on 09/16/1989 in Lloydminster, SK, Canada.

Follow Holtby on Twitter (@Holts170) and be sure to wish #70 a Happy 24th Birthday.

Goalie Braden Holtby during a break - Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Goalie Braden Holtby during a break – Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Braden Holtby stretching during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Braden Holtby stretching during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Braden Holtby leads the Caps onto the ice during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Braden Holtby leads the Caps onto the ice during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby pushes the sled of a child trying out sled hockey during a Dreams for Kids Extreme Recess clinic at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Feb. 8. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby pushes the sled of a child trying out sled hockey during a Dreams for Kids Extreme Recess clinic at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Feb. 8. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

 

 

 

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Eric Fehr

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY ERIC FEHR!

The Washington Capitals right winger was born on 09/07/1985 in Winkler, MB, Canada.

Follow Fehr on Twitter (@EricFehr) and be sure to wish #16 a Happy 28th Birthday.

Fehr practices with Caps before Winter Classic. (photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Fehr practices with Caps before Winter Classic. (photo by Cheryl Nichols)

NATS: Happy Birthday, Zach Walters

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY ZACH WALTERS! Hopefully, Walters can make his MLB debut on his birthday!

Washington Nationals infielder Zach Walters was born on 09/05/1989 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Walters was called up to the Nationals on Tuesday and he announced it on Twitter (after teasing with his followers that he was headed home after ending season with Syracuse).

 

He then posted after the game.


Follow Zach on Twitter (@Zwalters02) and be sure to wish #4 a Happy 24th Birthday.

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Troy Brouwer

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY TROY BROUWER!

The Washington Capitals winger was born on 08/17/1985 in North Delta, BC, Canada.

Follow Troy Brouwer on Twitter and wish #20 a Happy Birthday!

Troy Brouwer during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Hockey ‘N Heels 2011 – On-Ice: Shooting with Troy Brouwer (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

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