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Winger was the first mascot of the Washington Capitals, was their first before switching to the current mascot Slapshot. Despite being retired, Winger occasionally appears at Capitals games, usually when there is a mascot event. In the 1980s the Detroit Red Wings also briefly had a mascot named The Winger.The Detroit Red Wings mascot "The Winger" appeared when Mike Ilitch bought the team in 1982 and continued mascoting until the end of the 1987 season.

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