Photos courtesy Washington Capitals
Photos courtesy Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals Talk Valentine’s Day

Players told On Tap their best gifts ever received, the best give to give and their favorite Valentine’s Day memories.

#77 T.J. Oshie
On Valentine’s Day & Best Gift
I proposed in early February and married my wife on February 5th. So that’s our special day/Valentine’s.  Valentine’s Day these days is more for our little girl, spoiling her and such.  But dinner and movie, maybe a spa day is good gift to give.

#90 Marcus Johansson
On Valentine’s Day & Best Gift
Never really celebrated Valentine’s Day in Sweden – sounds like an interesting holiday.  I got a box of chocolates once here – who doesn’t like chocolate, so I’d say chocolates is the best gift!

#19 Nicklas Backstrom
On Best Gift 
I’ve got to come up with something good this year (since I don’t have plans) – Oshie’s dinner and a movie idea sound good to me though!

#88 Nate Schmidt
On Best Gift
An old high school girlfriend gave me this awesome tempur-pedic bed pillow—still have it from my junior year of high school. Super comfy!

#25 Jason Chimera
On Valentine’s Day
Every day is Valentine’s Day with my wife—I don’t need one day to show her love—I show her she’s special every day.

#27 Karl Alzner
On Best Gift
My wife (then girlfriend) gave me a huge 2 foot tall Valentine’s Day card—I still have it to this day.

#46 Michael Latta
On Valentine’s Day
I’m single. I’m open to suggestions. I spent last Valentine’s Day at a bar lol.

#10 Mike Richards
On Best Gift to Give
Flowers and chocolates. You can’t go wrong with those!

#9 Dmitry Orlov
On Best Gift to Give
Flowers!  I always have flowers for my girlfriend.

#31 Phillip Grubauer
On Best Gift
A surprise visit from my girlfriend from Germany.

#49 Stanislav Galiev
On Best Gift to Give
A great dinner – food is the way to a woman’s heart.

#65 Andre Burakovsky
On Best Gift to Give
Currently single, but I used to always do flowers, always.

#92 Evgeny Kuznetsov
On Valentine’s Day
I play hockey—love my wife—she knows!

#2 Matt Niskanen
On Best Gift
Can’t go wrong with a dinner and a movie!

#21 Brooks Laich
On Best Gift
My fiancé (now wife) had just bought a new home that day and it was empty with just boxes, she surprised me on our first Valentine’s Day in the new place with candles and a romantic dinner. There was no furniture, just us in an empty house sharing a special dinner together. That’s my best memory.

#78 Braden Holtby
On Valentine’s Day
We’re on the road a lot, so we spend most holidays away from our families traveling.  We usually only get Christmas off as far as holidays go.  So, flowers are the way to go for me and we celebrate in our own way when I get back.  My wife is very understanding.