Backstrom Earns Silver MedalPosted on March 14, 2014 by Ted Leonsis
extremely pleased to learn that the IOC made the right decision and awarded
Nick Backstrom his well-earned silver medal from the Sochi Games. Nick was
instrumental in Sweden’s Olympic success, and while this experience did not
unfold as he would have liked, I hope that he will be able to look back one day
and appreciate what he and his teammates were able to accomplish.
medal is terrific recognition. As Washington Capitals fans know, Nick is
an exemplary leader and a great contributor to the success of this organization
and our community. This was a very unfortunate, sad situation, and hopefully
there will be changes to the current procedures to ensure it isn’t repeated.
Thanks to Caps players, generous fans and partners, especially Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the Capitals Casino Night raised more than $300,000 for charity.