Jay Beagle made his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals during the 2008-09 season and went on to spend the next 10 seasons with the Capitals. After helping the Caps capture their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history last season, the Calgary, Alberta native hit the free agent market over the summer and joined the Vancouver Canucks on a four-year, $12 million deal.
On Tuesday night the 33-year-old made his first trip to Capital One Arena as a member of the opposing team with the Canucks in town and he got an extremely warm reception as soon as he came running out of the tunnel.
It’s not every day you see the home fans awaiting the arrival of the opposing team, but when there’s a familiar face in town you get as close to the action as possible while you can.
The support from the Capitals fans did not go unnoticed by the Canucks forward and they got quite the ovation as he was the last man off the ice for Vancouver.
Beagle has two goals and eight points through 29 games this season.