Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Mike Green

Coming in at number 12 on our list of the greatest Washington Capitals players in franchise history is defenseman Mike Green. Green had some incredible seasons in the nation’s capital and was probably robbed of at least one Norris Trophy when you look back at what he has accomplished.

Green played with the Capitals for the first ten seasons of his career. He scored 113 goals and added 247 assists for a total of 360 points in 575 games with the Caps. He ranks among the Capitals leaders in points, goals, and assists from a defenseman. Considering the defensemen that the Capitals have had over the years, that’s no small feat.

Mike Green’s 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons were arguably the two best seasons that a Capitals defenseman has ever had. He finished second in the Norris Trophy voting both years. He had 73 points (31 goals 42 assists) in 68 games in 2008-2009. That the season that he got his nickname “Game Over Green” because of his game-winning goals. He had 76 points (19 goals and 57 assists) back in 2009-2010.

Green signed with the Detroit Red Wings after the 2014-2015 season, but his time in DC was very special. Green will not soon be forgotten because he wasn’t only a great player, but a great human being as well.

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