Alex Ovechkin to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch on Friday, Sept. 16

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards on Friday, Sept. 16. Ovechkin will throw the first pitch prior to the Orioles game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is slated to begin at 7:05 p.m.

Ovechkin will be available for interviews on the field prior to the game at 5:30 p.m. Media interested in obtaining credentials for this game are advised to contact Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow at mbarlow@orioles.com. Credentialed media interested in speaking with Ovechkin are advised to contact director of media relations Sergey Kocharov at skocharov@washcaps.com.

Washington will play its first preseason game at the Baltimore Hockey Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 20 vs. Nashville at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. The Capitals will open the 2011-12 regular season versus the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Verizon Center.