WASHINGTON — The Capitals are going to the White House.
The team confirmed to our Mike Wise that the defending Stanley Cup champs will visit the White House on Monday.
According to a team official, it’ll be up to each individual player whether they will attend.
Devante Smith-Pelly, who currently with the Hershey Bears, and Brett Connolly have both said to reporters that they would skip the White House visit.
Aside from who might not attend the Caps visit to the White House, the other question is what will be on the menu?
Recently the President has welcomed both College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson and FCS National Champion North Dakota State to the White House. Both teams were served fast food.
The College football teams were both in their offseason.
The Capitals are in the middle of their push for the playoffs, so the team might prefer a healthier menu.
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history last June.