Slapshot was unveiled on November 17, 1995. He is a large bald eagle who wears the number 00. He was first introduced to home fans by Stephanie Williams, a 5th Grader from Fairfax Station, VA who won a naming contest for the new mascot.
Slapshot can be seen at every home game and is frequently joined by secondary mascots, Air Slapshot and Hat Trick. He makes hundreds of appearance each year in the Maryland, Virginia and DC region soaring into charity fundraisers, community festivals and parades. He has also performed across the country and was recently seen on The Price is Right.
Slapshot often dons different costumes, such as Santa during the holidays and as the President to commemorate when the Washington Capitals won the Presidents' Trophy. Slapshot also has a big rivalry with the Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy