A Capitals player relentlessly tried to get a little girl a puck before a game and earned praise from the sports world

  • Washington Capitals wing Brett Connolly earned praise for getting a young fan a puck before a game.

  • Connolly twice threw pucks over the glass to a little girl, only for two boys to get the pucks instead of her.

  • On a third attempt, Connolly finally got the puck to the little girl, and she reacted excitedly at getting a souvenir.


Washington Capitals wing Brett Connolly earned praise with a great display of etiquette when he relentlessly insisted a little girl got a souvenir before the Capitals-Columbus Blue Jackets game.

During warmups, Connolly tossed a puck over the glass to a little girl sitting up against the glass, but a young boy next to her got the puck instead.

The little girl seemed dejected.

caps girl 1
caps girl 1

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Connolly then skated back, picked up another puck, and tossed it over the glass — only to have another fan pick it up.

Finally, Connolly made a third trip for a puck, took a few tries to get it over the glass, then successfully got the puck to her, making her night.

caps girl 2
caps girl 2

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The sports world reacted with love toward Connolly's gesture.

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