If you were writing a movie about Garrett Mitchell’s journey to the NHL, this would be the closing shot.
After Mitchell’s call up to the NHL Sunday, he got the rookie treatment by having to skate a lap alone in warm-ups and had to start the game by being forced by Nicklas Backstrom to take the opening faceoff. But after the game might be the most appropriate part of the entire night.
Each year the Capitals hold a “jersey off their back” night during the final home game of the year where players present their game used jersey to a lucky fan. For Mitchell, he got to give his jersey to his parents.
A perfect ending to a special day for the Mitchells.