Can now report Caps will be playing he Toronto Maple Leafs at Naval Academy the first Saturday in March. https://t.co/GlEIVL3ORE— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 28, 2017
Per the Washington Post, the game will be held in the football stadium with a capacity of 34,000, and will take place on March 3, 2018.
The average temperature in Washington for that date is a high of 54° and a low of 34°, which in Canadian funds is: 11° and 1°, so possibly quite chilly, but maybe a little less frigid than the last two outdoor excursions the Leafs have gone on.
While this seems exciting now, the March outdoor games are usually met with a chorus of, “What? Another one?” And the timing, just after the trade deadline, could be a little awkward as well.
In an interesting historical co-incidence the first recorded indoor hockey game was held on March 3 in 1875.