Capitals announce jersey ad deal for 2022-23 season
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Capitals become first NHL team to announce jersey ad deal for 2022-23 season

The Washington Capitals are the first team to announce a jersey ad deal for the 2022-23 season, agreeing to a multi-year contract with Caesars Sportsbook.

Beginning in 2022-23, the Capitals' home and third jerseys for games played at Capital One Arena will include the Caesars logo. 

The jersey patch is 3-by-3 1/2-inches in size, according to The Athletic's Sean Shapiro. Washington's road jerseys will include an ad from a different sponsor, which the team is finalizing, per Shapiro.

It was reported in August that NHL teams would begin placing ads on their jerseys starting with the 2022-23 season. The league allowed helmet ads during the 2020-21 season as a way for teams to recoup money lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The helmet ads will remain for the 2021-22 season.

In addition to the NHL, the NBA and MLS also allowed jersey sponsors. The NBA began selling ad space on jerseys during the 2017-18 season and the MLS started doing so in 2007.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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