United States Secretary of State John Kerry attended the Washington Capitals game on Thursday, Feb. 6, against the Winnipeg Jets to participate in an Olympic send-off event.
As part of his visit, Secretary Kerry addressed the Capitals in the locker room prior to the team’s pregame warmup, and participated in a ceremonial puck drop with Olympians from both teams prior to the game.
Watch the Ceremonial Puck Drop:
The Capitals’ John Carlson (United States), Alex Ovechkin (Russia), Nick Backstrom (Sweden) and Martin Erat (Czech Republic) will represent their respective countries at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, while the Winnipeg Jets will send Blake Wheeler (United States), Michael Frolik (Czech Republic), Ondrej Pavelec (Czech Republic) and Olli Jokinen (Finland) to Sochi.
See photos from the evening: