Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Peter Bondra

Coming in at number two on our list of the greatest Washington Capitals players in franchise history is forward Peter Bondra. Bondra absolutely should be in the Hall of Fame, but for some odd reason, he’s not in the Hall of Fame. His number has been unofficially retired by the Caps but has yet to be officially retired. Bondra spent 14 seasons with the Capitals after being drafted in the eighth round of the 1990 NHL Draft.

Bondra just missed playing in 1,000 games with the Caps. He played in 961 games in 14 seasons for them. He scored 472 goals and added 353 assists for a total of 825 points. He played in 1,081 games during his career and had 892 points. He is among the franchise leaders in multiple categories. All of these ranks are as of November 14th, 2015.

  • Second in games played (961)
  • Second in goals scored (472)
  • Eighth in assists (353)
  • First in even strength goals (303)
  • Second in power play goals (137)
  • First in short-handed goals (32)
  • Second in game-winning goals (73)

It really is a shame that Bondra isn’t in the Hall of Fame because over the course of a decade from 1993-1994 to 2003-2004, he was the second best goal scorer in the NHL. The best during that decade? Jaromir Jagr, who is an unquestioned first ballot Hall of Famer whenever he decides to retire.

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