The Washington Capitals, DC's NHL Hockey Team

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The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team and members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team is owned and operated by the Monumental Sports & Entertainment and plays its home games at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. 

The Washington Capitals have made 21 playoff appearances, two conference final appearances (1990, 1998) and one Stanley Cup final appearance (1998). The franchise has won six division titles, and in 2009-10 won a franchise-record 54 games on its way to the Presidents’ Trophy. The regular NHL season runs from January through April. See this year's schedule.

How to Get Washington Capitals Tickets

Here's how to purchase tickets for Washington Capitals games:

  • By telephone at (800) 745-300 (individual tickets) - (202) 397-SEAT (season tickets)
  • At the Capital One Arena Box Office (map) located at 601 F Street NW. Washington, DC. 
  • Through

Kettler Capitals Iceplex

In 2006, the Washington Capitals opened the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, a community ice rink at Ballston Common Mall at 627 N. Glebe Road in Arlington, VA. The Iceplex serves as the Capitals’ training facility and home to the team’s administrative offices. The complex includes two NHL-size ice rinks with seating for approximately 1,200, a pro shop, media facilities, special event space.

The state-of-the-art training center for the Capitals includes a fitness center, athletic-training and medical facilities, locker-room and lounge areas, a theater-style classroom and a high-tech video room. Team practices are open to the public at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Ted Leonsis has owned the Washington Capitals since the spring of 1999. He is the founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Verizon Center. The partnership also operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the George Mason University Patriot Center.

Washington Capitals Community Programs

The Capitals players, coaches and their families, along with our alumni, staff and mascot, take part in numerous programs throughout the year that benefit the local community. Programs are designed to educate, fundraise, and support local youth hockey groups as well as other groups around the region.

The Caps@School online curriculum enhancing teaching at elementary schools in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Additional programs include the Hockey School, Most Valuable Kids, Washington Capitals Canned Food Drive and more.

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