Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Dmitri Khristich

Coming in at number 29 on our countdown of the best Washington Capitals players in franchise history is forward Dmitri Khristich. Before Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin joined the Caps, before Sergei Fedorov‘s magical game seven goal, Khristich introduced the nation’s capital to the continent of Europe.  He played fourteen seasons in the NHL. Half of them were spent with the Capitals.

Khristich spent seven years with the Capitals. In those seven years, he played a total of 419 games. He scored 160 goals and added 140 assists for a total of 300 points. He was a versatile forward who played a bit of center and wing for the Capitals. Wherever he was placed, he had success. He also had a plus-minus rating of +44.

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He played in a total of 811 NHL games and had 596 career points. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He played in two All-Star games (1997 and 1999). He came from the country of Ukraine. He holds the record for most all-time NHL points scored by a player who was trained in Ukraine.

To this day, he’s still active in hockey. He has played a major role in the development of the PHL (Professional Hockey League) in Ukraine.

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