We are extremely pleased to learn that the IOC made the right decision and awarded Nick Backstrom his well-earned silver medal from the Sochi Games. Nick was instrumental in Sweden’s Olympic success, and while this experience did not unfold as he would have liked, I hope that he will be able to look back one day and appreciate what he and his teammates were able to accomplish.
A silver medal is terrific recognition. As Washington Capitals fans know, Nick is an exemplary leader and a great contributor to the success of this organization and our community. This was a very unfortunate, sad situation, and hopefully there will be changes to the current procedures to ensure it isn’t repeated.