– The 2017 Caps Canine Calendar will be available to purchase beginning Friday, Nov. 18, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.
A limited number of 2017 Caps Canine Calendars will be available for $20 beginning Friday, Nov. 18, when the Capitals host the Detroit Red Wings at the MSE Foundation table located at section 104 on the main concourse. The Capitals Better Halves will help sell the calendar throughout the game. In addition the calendar will be available for purchase at the team stores at Verizon Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex and
This year’s calendar features photos of Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, T.J. Oshie, Alexander Ovechkin, Nate Schmidt, Tom Wilson and Daniel Winnik. The photo shoots took place at several historic locations throughout Washington, D.C. including the U.S. Supreme Court building, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the D.C. War Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol Building.
All photography was courtesy of Taylor Winnik, and photo retouching was generously provided by Virgil Ocampo Photography.
One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Homeward Trails is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Homeward Trails seeks to find permanent adoptive homes in the Mid-Atlantic region for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. They seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia of adoptable animals through the rescue and placement of homeless animals; to support proactive spay/neuter practices; to promote positive and ongoing behavioral training; and to educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. Homeward Trails not only facilitates adoptions from local shelters, but also supports a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes. For more information on Homeward Trails, visit
The Capitals have raised nearly $114,500 for Homeward Trails through sales of the Canine Calendar since 2014.