Members of the Washington Capitals players participated in the 2015 Capitals Canine Calendar photo shoot to benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue at Potomac Regional Overlook Park in Arlington, Virginia.
A limited number of 2015 Caps Canine Calendars will be available for $20 beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2, when the Capitals host the Vancouver Canucks. The Caps Better Halves will help sell the calendars during the month of December at the MSE Foundation table located at section 104 on the main concourse. In addition the calendar will be available for purchase at the team stores at Verizon Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The online sales are closed.
Players being photographed include Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Jay Beagle, Troy Brouwer, John Carlson, Jack Hillen, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, Justin Peters, Aaron Volpatti, and Joel Ward with their dogs and Braden Holtby, Michael Latta, Alex Ovechkin, Dmitri Orlov and Tom Wilson with shelter dogs.
Last season $34,044.99 was donated to Homeward Trails through the sale of the 2014 Capitals Canine Calendar.
How could you resist a calendar with your favorite hockey players and adorable dogs? Here are a few of the photos posted on Twitter and Instragram.
@backstrom19 gets some puppy kisses after his shoot. #capscaninecalendar A photo posted by MSE Foundation (@msefoundation) on
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 17, 2014
A photo posted by MSE Foundation (@msefoundation) on
— Emily Smith (@esmiles05) October 17, 2014
— dckerwin (@dckerwin) October 18, 2014