Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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The Washington Capitals have had many excellent players over their 41-year history. Let’s take a look at the 30 greatest players in Capitals history. 

It’s hard to imagine that the Washington Capitals have been around for 41 seasons. The Capitals came to the nation’s capital in 1974. Their first season in DC was the 1974-1975. Since then, the Caps have not won a Stanley Cup. Despite that, they have had some excellent players during their history. They have had a ton of regular season success and Caps fans have a lot to be proud of.

In order to be eligible to be on the list, players had to have played at least 200 games with the Caps or 175 games for goalies. Career stats matter, but stats with the Capitals will be weighed more heavily than career stats. Any awards or post-career honors (such as Hart Trophies, Norris Trophies, or being inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame) will also be considered.

Stats that will be considered include goals, assists, points, and plus-minus for skaters. For goalies, wins, shutouts, era adjusted goals against average and save percentage will matter. Holding a franchise record will be weighted heavily as well. The Washington Capitals have had some special players during their existence. Let’s start honoring them!

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