Per the Washington Capitals Media Relations Department:
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the Washington Nationals game on Thursday, Sept. 8. Carlson will throw the first pitch prior to the Nationals game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is slated to begin at 1:05 p.m.
Carlson will be available for interviews in the Shirley Povich Media Center during the second inning of the game. Credentialed media interested in speaking with Carlson are advised to contact manager of media relations Ben Guerrero at email@example.com.
John Carlson was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team following his first full campaign in the league, matching a single-season Capitals franchise record for the most points by a rookie defenseman with 37. He finished 2010-11 leading all NHL rookie defensemen in ice time (22:38), was ranked third in plus/minus (+21), fourth in points (37), third in assists (30) and tied for fourth in goals (7). He led the team and all NHL rookies in blocked shots (160) during the regular season and finished second among rookies in playoff ice time (24:23).
Carlson was born in Natick, Mass. but spent most of his childhood in New Jersey. He was the Capitals’ first-round choice, 27th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft.
WHO: Capitals defenseman John Carlson
WHAT: Throwing out the Ceremonial First Pitch when the Washington Nationals host the Los Angeles Dodgers
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8 at approximately 12:50 p.m.
WHERE: Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC 20003