Washington Capitals: Facts and Trivia


Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Julien Brouillette (59) checks Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

StarsandSticks has started to go though the Washington Capitals from A to Z.  To bring a little bit more history to the readers, StarsandSticks will also provide you with some facts and trivia to take with you for the next couple of days.  We will provide the trivia answers in the next days post. It will give you sometime to think about it and do some research if you need to.  Just something to think about.

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1. The Washington Capitals joined the National Hockey League as an expansion team for the 1974-75 season. The team was owned by Abe Pollin, who was also owner of the NBAs Washington Bullets.

2. One of the organizations first moves was hiring hall of famer Milt Schmidt as general manager.


1. What number did Adam Oates wear with the Capitals?

2. Which team did the Capitals play in their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance?

3. Who did the Capitals select with their first round pick in 1997?

4. What country was Olaf Kolzig born?

5. Who was the first Washington player to have a 7 point game?

6. How many straight season did the Capitals miss the playoffs from the franchise’s beginning?

How many of these do you know off the top of your head?  Challenge your friends and see who knows more.  Stay tuned for tomorrows news facts and trivia as well as the answers to today’s trivia.