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      Hockey Hall of Famer
      Mike Gartner Returns for
      2010 Capitals Convention

      Mike Gartner has confirmed his attendance at the second annual Capitals Convention presented by GEICO on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Gartner, who had his number 11 retired on Dec. 28, 2008, ranks second in Caps history in goals (397), assists (392) and points (789). Gartner, along with Peter Bondra, Nelson Burton, Olie Kolzig, Yvon Labre, Rod Langway, Dennis Maruk, Paul Mulvey, Errol Rausse, Blair Stewart, Ryan Walter and Bernie Wolfe, are all confirmed to be at the Convention this year.

      Don't forget that the Convention will be the first place to see players model the Capitals Winter Classic uniform and pick up 2011 Winter Classic merchandise. A number of Capitals stars and alumni will be posing for Verizon photos at the convention. On Sept. 8, Convention ticket holders will be able to purchase posed Verizon photo passes in advance for $25.

      The Convention Center is located in front of the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center stop with access to the Green and Yellow lines. Tickets are going fast for the Convention; log on to WashingtonCaps.com to buy tickets today before they are sold out. CLICK HERE for more details on the event.


      Single-game Tickets on Sale
      Washington Capitals single-game tickets for the 2010-11 season go on sale Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at 202-397-SEAT, on WashingtonCaps.com, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. Verizon Center has been sold out for 60 consecutive Capitals games (including playoffs) and single-game tickets are expected to sell out very quickly. Thanks to that demand, the Capitals will also offer a limited number of standing-room-only tickets for games once all seats have been sold. CLICK HERE for more details.
      Winter Classic Packages
      The Capitals are offering two packages that make it easy for fans from the D.C. area to experience the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic. The first package is a three-day, two-night trip for $1,599 that includes two seats to the game, a hotel room for two, roundtrip coach transportation for two including food and drinks on the bus, a water taxi from the hotel to Heinz Field on gameday and two sets of Winter Classic hat, gloves and scarf. If you can only go for the day the second package costs $899 and includes two tickets to the game, roundtrip coach transporation for two including food and drinks on the bus and two sets of Winter Classic hat, gloves and scarf. MORE
      Dump 'n Chase: Flash Drive
      As the summer comes to a close Caps players are rolling into Kettler Capitals Iceplex. One of them, Tomas Fleischmann, sat down with WashingtonCaps.com senior writer Mike Vogel to catch up on his offseason. Last season Fleischmann missed training camp and the first few weeks of the season recovering from deep vein thrombosis; read as he prepares for this season and learn what he wants to improve on in his sixth season in the Capitals organization. CLICK HERE to read Flash Drive.
      Rookie Game Sept. 16
      Rookie camp opens Sunday, Sept. 12, and ends Thursday, Sept. 16, with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers' rookies at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 3 p.m. Free tickets will be available for fans who RSVP at WashingtonCaps.com starting Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. All on-ice workouts at Kettler Capitals Iceplex are free and open to the public. Don't forget to check back on WashingtonCaps.com Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. for rookie game tickets.

      Wizards Plans On Sale
      Want to see John Wall in person? Don't wait, get your Washington Wizards partial plans today for the 2010-11 season. Mix and match seat locations for various games (based on availability) and receive a significant discount off gate prices. Call 202.661.5050 today or CLICK HERE for more information. Don't miss any of the action.

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      @washcaps, August 26: Caps365 launch new media player. Check it out here – http://bit.ly/cwaGTC

      The Capitals have a twitter account, @washcaps, while a couple of the Capitals players have their own accounts (@GreenLife52, @ericfehr16).

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