Brett Connolly has his standards, and is sticking to them.
The Capitals forward intends to skip the team’s White House visit after Washington won its first Stanley Cup in June.
“Personally, I don’t think I’m going to go … it has nothing to do with politics. For me, I just don’t think it’s the right thing to do,” Connolly told the Score Wednesday.
“Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I think there’ll be a few guys not going, too. Like I said, it has nothing to do with politics, it’s about what’s right and wrong, and we’ll leave it at that.”
Connolly will join teammate and winger Devante Smith-Pelly in declining the traditional visit.
The NBA champion Warriors were uninvited by President Donald Trump after several players, most notably Stephen Curry, said they would not attend. The Super Bowl winning-Eagles were later had their invitation rescinded for the same reason.