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Caps Today, 7/10/17

July 10, 2017
Former Capitals radio play-by-play announcer Ron Weber was inducted into the Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday at Nationals Park. Weber called the team’s first 1,936 games from 1974 to 1997. He also covered NBA, MLB and NCAA games as well as the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Weber was the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, given to outstanding hockey radio and television broadcasters, in 2010 from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

The D.C. Sports Hall of Fame began in 1980 when Robert (Bob) Sigholtz created the Hall of Stars in RFK stadium to honor D.C.'s top athletes and sports personalities. Since then, the Hall of Stars has honored over 100 figures ranging from players to coaches to executives to journalists. Each year, the Hall Selection Committee selects new figures to be added based on their past accomplishments and contributions to the D.C. sports scene. The names of D.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductees are prominently displayed at Nationals Park, the site of the annual induction ceremony.

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Washington Post: Capitals re-sign goaltender Philipp Grubauer to one-year, $1.5 million deal / Amid Capitals’ salary cap crunch, untested prospects fight for open roster spots / DC Sports Bog: Katie Ledecky and Tony Kornheiser among those inducted into D.C. Sports Hall of Fame
Washington Times: Capitals, Philipp Grubauer agree to one-year contract
CSN: Caps Re-Sign Goalie Philipp Grubauer on a One-Year Deal / With new deal, Philipp Grubauer remains a Capital – for now
Associated Press: Backup goalie Grubauer, Capitals agree to $1.5M, 1-year deal / Thursday’s Sports Transactions
Baltimore Sun: Digest – Capitals re-sign backup goaltender Grubauer
Forbes: PODCAST: Ted Leonsis on the Future of Sports
NBC Sports: Capitals Ink Grubauer to One-Year Contract Extension
NHL: Philipp Grubauer signs one-year contract with Capitals
SportsNet: Capitals re-sign backup goalie Philipp Grubauer to one-year deal
TSN: Caps sign Grubauer to one year, $1.5M deal
Japers’ Rink: Monday Caps Clips / Saturday Caps Clips / Friday Caps Clips / With Grubauer Deal, Caps Likely Have Other Plans / Capitals Re-Sign Philipp Grubauer

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