Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Nicklas Backstrom

Coming in at number seven on our list of the greatest Washington Capitals players in franchise history is the franchise leader in assists: Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom is entering his ninth season with the team and has already placed himself among the franchise leaders in a variety of categories.

He has played in 590 games as of November 14th, 2015. He has scored 151 goals and has 433 assists for a total of 584 points in his career to this point. He still has plenty of years left in him as he is just 27 years old. He has been the team’s number once center for quite some time though that position has since been earned by Evgeny Kuznetsov. Despite that, Backstrom is still an extremely important member of the team. He’s their best overall center who plays during all situations.

He holds the franchise record for assists (433). He is fifth in points with 584 and is just 15 away from tieing Pivonka. His career plus-minus of +83 is fourth in franchise history. So is his 47.8 points shares.

Backstrom should keep on climbing up the ranks on this list as he continues to be a great player and continues to set records.

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