photographs by erika hokanson | November 17, 2011 | Style & Beauty
FROM LEFT: Michal Neuvirth; Mike Knuble
Michal Neuvirth, #30
Scoop: A 23-year-old goaltender from the Czech Republic, he saw his first regular action last season and went 27-12-4 with four shutouts.
Most shots faced in a game: 45
Ambitions: “Now that I’m in the NHL, I want to win the Stanley Cup.”
Mike Knuble, #22
Scoop: The backbone of the Capitals’ second line, the 39-year-old Knuble finished third on the team in goals in 2010–11 with 24.
Words to live by: “Be a good teammate, work hard for your teammate, and have fun with your teammate.”
Superstition: “I stop at Starbucks for coffee for every home game. It’s the same Starbucks and the same coffee. I drink it on the way to the rink, and then I’m ready.”
ON NEUVIRTH: Three-piece suit, Hickey Freeman (S2,095). Streets of Georgetown, 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-295-9098. Striped shirt, Burberry ($295). 1155 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-463-3000. Cashmere tie, Brunello Cucinelli ($215). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700. Transocean watch, Breitling ($5,010). Liljenquist & Beckstead, Tysons Galleria, 703-448-6731. Oiled calf-leather inside-out shoe, Louis Vuitton ($995). The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-656-1827
ON KNUBLE: Wool vest (sold as full suit), Polo Ralph Lauren ($2,195). 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-0905. Check shirt, Hart Schaffner Marx ($98.50). Dillard’s, 11824 W. Broadway, Richmond, 804-253-0182. Jude trousers, Club Monaco ($130). Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington, 703-413-6642. Slim wool tie, Burberry ($165). 1155 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-463-3000. Watch and socks, Knuble’s own. Penny loafers, Bass ($99).
FROM LEFT: Matt Hendricks; Nicklas Bäckström
Matt Hendricks, #26
Scoop: Six feet of solid, Minnesota-built muscle, Hendricks may lack the scoring grace of Ovechkin, but he certainly matches Ovi’s physical prowess.
Style of play: “Powerful. It’s not the smoothest, but it gets the job done.”
One article of clothing that you love to wear: “An old trucker shirt that says MY NAME’S RICH on it and some transit company out of Minneapolis that I’ve had since college.”
Nicklas Bäckström, #19
The Scoop: At 23, the Sweden native already has four stellar seasons under his belt, including a 101-point campaign in 2009–10.
Superstition: “I don’t have any. I think if I did, I would go crazy.”
Greatest accomplishment: “When I won the World Championship with Sweden in 2006—and, obviously, my first NHL game.”
John Carlson, #74
The Scoop: Just 21 years old, Carlson is well on his way to becoming one of the league’s top defenders.
Greatest Accomplishment: “I won a gold medal with the US in the 2010 World Junior Championship.”
Personality trait: Modest—Carlson actually scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Canada to take home that World Championship.
Personal style: “I think I’m all over the map. I have a bunch of clothes, and I’m just unique in my style.”
ON HENDRICKS: Button-down shirt, Rogan ($225). Lost Boys, 1033 31st St. NW, 202-333-0093. Striped tie, Band of Outsiders ($130). Lost Boys, 1033 31st St. NW, 202-333-0093. Pants, Rag & Bone ($395). 3067 M St. NW, 202-295-9072. Olympic Timeless Speedmaster, Omega ($24,200). Tysons Galleria, 571-633-9710
ON BÄCKSTRÖM: Cashmere V-neck sweater ($298) and Prince of Wales collar shirt ($89), Joseph Abboud. Bloomingdale’s, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-744-3700. Slim striped wool blend tie, John Varvatos ($125).
ON CARLSON: Blazer, Harris Tweed ($425). Bloomingdale’s, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-744-3700. Merino cardigan, J.Crew ($80). 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-537-3380. Black T-shirt, Ralph Lauren ($39.50). 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-0905. Cotton trousers, Ermenegildo Zegna ($295). Tysons Galleria, 571-730-1900. Pocket square, Bonobos ($48).
GROOMING BY VICTORIA STILES. SPECIAL THANKS TO CXIII REX