Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The Washington Capitals have been in existence for 40 seasons. Since the 1974-1975 season, there have been some great and entertaining players who have worn a Washington Capitals sweater.
After taking a look at the defensemen yesterday, goaltenders will be the second part of our series of the best players in Washington Capitals history by position.
To be eligible for selection, players have to meet our qualifications. Here are the criteria that helped decide which Washington Capitals goaltenders were eligible and where they will fit on this list.
- At least 100 games played with the Washington Capitals
- Only games with the Washington Capitals count as far as stats.
- Post-career honors and awards (such as a Hockey Hall of Fame induction or retired jersey number) count
Using those qualifications and criteria, 11 Washington Capitals goaltenders qualified for the list. We’ll round it out to an even ten. To make this list, we had to look not just the stats compiled by each player.
Things such as time with the Washington Capitals and memories of that player will come into play. In some cases, two or more players are very similar as far as stats are concerned. In those cases, we’ll tend to go with those who are more loved by Washington Capitals fans (aka us).
It’s always fun to try to guess which players will make the list and where they will be placed on the list. We all have our personal favorites. This is our personal top ten.
Without further ado, here are our top ten Washington Capitals goaltenders in franchise history. We hope you all enjoy it!
Next: Number 10: Hungry Like The Wolfe