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Washington and Hershey fans will enjoy the stories from before Boudreau became one of the most beloved coaches in the history of both franchises. Hockey fans who don’t know his story will be able to fill in the blanks about just how far Boudreau had to go before realizing his dream.

“I have a lot of respect [for him] as a coach but also as a fan of hockey,” Caps forward Brooks Laich said. “He is just a huge fan of the sport. I would definitely like to read his book, but I told him even though he has been around the game his whole life and he’s played and coached for years, I think he’s just at the tip of the iceberg.

“I think he’s going to have to write another book in five or 10 years because we’re going to go through a lot in Washington.”