Garnet Hathaway was only here with the Washington Capitals for a short time but it was indeed a fun time having him. In the summer of 2019 he signed with the Caps as a free agent after spending four years with the Calgary Flames.
In his first season he had nine goals and seven assists for 16 points. In the 2021 COVID shortened season he had six goals and 12 assists for 18 points. Last season he broke out with 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points. This season before he got traded he had nine goals and seven assists for 16 points.
Last Thursday the Caps traded him to the Boston Bruins along with Dmitry Orlov. He already has suited up for one game and for him it is a lifelong dream having grown up in Maine to play for his hometown team.
The day after the Caps played the Anaheim Ducks, Hathaway and Orlov went to MedStar Capitals Iceplex to say goodbye to their former teammates before heading off to a new adventure.
"“It’s tough. That aspect of hockey is really hard. Guys in this room, we go through all the highs and lows that is hockey. We’re like brothers in here, so when you see guys no longer showing up in the locker room together it’s definitely hard, and it can be somewhat of a distraction. But it’s part of the game, and it’s something you’ve got to move on from.”"
In the regular season with the Capitals over the course of the last four seasons he suited up for 257 games recording 38 goals and 38 assists for 76 pitons along with a plus minus of plus 38 with 203 blocks and 816 hits. In the playoffs he had three goals and two assists for five points in 19 games.
When players zero in one Tom Wilson, Hathaway comes out of nowhere to deliver the knockout punch. He will be missed in that aspect on the ice. Off the ice he will be missed especially among the first responders in the DMV area that he met and impacted through his Hath’s Heroes charity.
Stars and Sticks wishes Hathaway the best and we’ll miss bobbing our heads to What is Love.