Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Mike Ridley

Coming in at number nine on our countdown of the greatest Washington Capitals players in team history is forward Mike Ridley. Ridley spent eight seasons with the Caps from 1986 to 1994. The Caps got Ridley in the Bobby Carpenter trade, the same one that they got Kelly Miller in.

Ridley played in 588 games for the Caps during his eight-season stint with them. He scored 218 goals and added 329 assists for a total of 547 points. He had a plus-minus rating of +49 with the Caps. Despite playing in more of a defensive role (notably with Miller), he still managed to average nearly a point per game with the Capitals.

Ridley was a three-time Lady Byng finalist (1987 through 1990) and three-time Selke Trophy finalist (1988-1989 and 1991 to 1993) during his tenure with the Capitals.

Ridley played in a total of 866 NHL games during his career. He scored 292 goals in his NHL career. He also added 466 assists for a grand total of 758 points.

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