Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Kelly Miller

Coming in at number 15 on our countdown of the best Washington Capitals players in franchise history is forward Kelly Miller. Miller played in 13 seasons for the Capitals during his 15 season career. He was a part of one of the best trades in Caps history. The Caps sent Bobby Carpenter to the Rangers in exchange for Miller, Mike Ridley, and Bob Crawford. Ridley and Miller would go on to form a deadly forward line for the Caps.

Miller played in 940 NHL games for the Caps and played in 1,057 career NHL games. With the Caps, Miller scored 162 goals and had 246 assists for a total of 408 points. Miller finished third in Selke Trophy voting at the end of the 1991-1992 season. His plus-minus rating of +70 ranks sixth among all Capitals players.

Miller was an extremely important member of the Caps penalty kill and was their most defensively responsible forward for many years. He quickly became a fan favorite in DC because he played like he had an eternal fire underneath his butt. The proudest moment of his career came when the Caps went to the Stanley Cup Finals.

He is the cousin of current Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller. He was a threat on the penalty kill, finishing in the top five in short-handed goals in franchise history.

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