Influenced by Ted Leonsis, the Washington Capitals are one of the most forward thinking and accessible teams in professional sports. They contribute to numerous social networks and Monumental Sports & Entertainment just launched Monumental Report, providing links to “great stuff in the DC area.”

The Capitals and their award winning PR staff encourage coverage of the team during practices and events at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and also are a league leader in providing access to Capitals bloggers for games at Verizon Center.

Check out the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment social properties below:

Washington Capitals Social Networks

Monumental Report

 

NHL Social Media Policy:

From the NHL.com article (9.15.2011):

“The policy, the NHL Social Media Policy for League and Club Personnel, governs both players and hockey operations staff and is designed to promote the value of social media as a tool for communication with fans. It also highlights issues surrounding social media, as well as limits the use of social media by players and hockey operations staff on game days.

As per the new policy, there is a total “blackout period” on the use of social media on game days, which for players begins two hours prior to opening face-off and is not lifted until players have finished their post-game media obligations. The suggested blackout period for hockey operations staff is longer, beginning at 11 a.m. on game days.

Also, the new policy makes it clear that players and club personnel will be be held responsible for their social communications in the same manner in which they are held responsible for other forms of public communications. As a result, discipline is possible for any social media statements that have or are designed to have an effect prejudicial to the welfare of the League, the game of hockey or a member club, or are publicly critical of officiating staff.

The policy also provided social media tips for the players and club personnel to facilitate the best possible social-media dialogue with fans.”