Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Carpenter

Coming in ranked at number 28 on our list of the greatest Washington Capitals players in franchise history is the often overlooked Bob Carpenter. Carpenter played for the Caps from 1981 to 1987 and during the 1992-1993 season. He spent a total of seven seasons with the Caps.

During his seven seasons with the Caps, Carpenter played in a total of 490 games. He scored 188 goals and has 207 assists for a combined 395 points. He had a -38 plus-minus rating, but that’s not telling of the competition that he faced or the roles that he had to play. He was often asked to shut down his opponent’s top lines at a time when offense and scoring were at their peak. All things considered, a -38 plus-minus does not begin to tell the story about how good Carpenter was.

Carpenter also played for the New Jersey Devils for six seasons and won a Stanley Cup with them during the 1994-1995 season. He played for the Boston Bruins for four seasons, the Los Angeles Kings for three seasons, and was also a trade acquisition by the New York Rangers during the 1986-1987 season.

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