Here are Day 6 of Facts and Trivia regarding your Washington Capitals.
In the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals won the Draft Lottery and selected Alexander Ovechkin first overall. After playing in Russia for the 2004-05 lockout season, Ovechkin had a stellar rookie season leading all rookies in goals, points, power-play goals and shots on goal. He also won the Calder Memorial Trophy, beating out Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby and Calgary Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf.
Answers from yesterday:
1. Who was the Capitals first 1st overall draft pick?
– Greg Joly. Joly was taken first overall in the 1974 draft. Rick Green was also taken first overall but not until 1976. Ron Low and Yvon Labre were both selected in the 1974 expansion draft second and eighth respectively.
2. Known for my toughness, I was acquired in ’06 as a free agent. I am one of the league leaders in penalty minutes each year, and got into fights often. Who am I?
– Donald Brashear. Brashear led his old team, the Philadelphia Flyers, in penalty minutes for 3 consecutive years before coming to Washington, where he is led the team in that stat again.
3. I played almost all of my career with Calgary after being drafted by the Flames in 1994. In 2005, I was traded to the Caps and recorded my second best offensive year in 05-06. Who am I?
– Chris Clark. Clark has been a mainstay in Washington, being a leader while racking up 110 penalty minutes in 05-06.
4. I was drafted by the Caps in 1999, but then was sent to the Penguins in 2001. After going to Nashville, I was reacquired by the Caps in 2006, becoming an instant starter. Who am I?
– Kris Beech. Beech was acquired for a Washington fan-favorite, Brendan Witt.
5. I was acquired by the Caps in 2004 from Detroit. I spent 1 year in the minors and one year for the Caps, and was called up to the Caps due to injuries. Who am I?
– Tomas Fleischmann. Fleischmann recorded 47 points in the minors in 05-06 but only 2 points in 14 games with the Caps in 04-05.
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1. I made my NHL debut in 2005, after a year in the minors. In 2007, I played in the NHL Young Stars Game. Who am I?
2. I played in the minors for most of my Capitals career, but finally was called up to the Caps due to injuries before being traded in 2007. I recorded 9 points for the Caps in 2007. Who am I?
3. I was drafted in 2002 but didn’t play until 2003-04, and recorded 22 points in my rookie year. I play left wing. Who am I?
4. I have been a Capital for 17+ seasons. I am considered by some to be the best Capital to play my position ever. Who am I?
5. What were the Capitals’ team colors in 2010?