Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Braden Holtby

Coming in at number thirty on our list of the greatest Washington Capitals players in team history is current Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby. He has only played in 191 regular season games. He has definitely accomplished enough in his young career to deserve to be on this list. He is already one of the best goalies in franchise history. That might be more telling of the franchise than Holtby, but it is true regardless.

Holtby is already among the franchise leaders in shutouts, goals against average, and save percentage. Holtby has also had an incredible amount of playoff success. He has the highest save percentage in the playoffs of any NHL goalie ever. He’s been stellar in the playoffs ever since he led the Caps to an upset over the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins in the first round back in 2012.

Holtby has the potential to win a Vezina Trophy. That’s something that only two Caps goalies have ever done. Holtby will be staying with the Washington Capitals for the next five seasons thanks to an extension. He should continue to fly up this list as he continues to rack up impressive stats.

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