Capitals Announce Initiatives in Honor of Black History Month

News Release, Washington Capitals

Caps to host Black Hockey History Museum Feb 25-27; NHL Legend Willie O’Ree to participate in ceremonial puck drop during Black History in Hockey Theme Night Feb 26

The Washington Capitals announced initiatives in honor of Black History Month, including a mobile museum and Black History in Hockey theme night.

NHL Presents Black Hockey History Tour

The Washington Capitals and Embassy of Canada will host the National Hockey League’s Black Hockey History Tour, a uniquely curated mobile museum, at the Embassy from Feb. 25-27.

The 525-square foot museum, presented by American Legacy, presents 200 years of black achievement in hockey. Exhibits feature the founders, trail blazers, history makers, and Stanley Cup champions and also look ahead to the next generation of young stars, NHL Officials, broadcasters, and women in the game.

The museum will be open daily to the general public from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with several additional group visits facilitated by the Capitals.      

While touring the mobile museum, guests are also invited to visit the Embassy Art Gallery. The gallery is currently featuring The 100 Greatest NHL Players, an NHL collection of portraits by Tony Harris honoring one hundred years of NHL hockey.

Black History in Hockey Theme Night

As part of the Capitals’ Black History in Hockey theme night on Tuesday, Feb. 26, versus the Ottawa Senators, NHL legend Willie O’Ree will participate in a ceremonial puck drop.

O’Ree was the first black hockey player in the NHL, making his debut on Jan. 18, 1958, as a member of the Boston Bruins organization. O’Ree was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018 in the Builders category.

The evening will also honor diversity and inclusion in hockey with tributes throughout the game.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH & HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE

The Black History Month celebration is part of Hockey Is For Everyone™, a joint NHL and NHLPA initiative celebrating diversity and inclusion in hockey. New this season, the Hockey Is For Everyone initiative has expanded from one month to year-round with NHLPA, NHL, Club and player participation. For more information, visit  NHL.com/BlackHockeyHistory.

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