The Stanley Cup-winning Washington Capitals is the first Washington, D.C. sports team to win a major sporting event since the Washington Senators won the World Series in 1924.
Most of the team, however, have decided that it would take too long to drive to the White House, even though the team practices not far from there.
"I would have to make three left turns to get there and that's unlucky" said one player.
"My wife's car will be blocking my car in the driveway that afternoon and we always get in a fight when I want her to move it" alibied another player.
"I really don't know where the White House is and I hear they have really bad traffic" said the only other player willing to comment.