Washington Capitals: Top 30 Players In Franchise History

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Dennis Maruk

Coming in at number 24 on our list of the greatest Washington Capitals players in franchise history is forward Dennis Maruk. Maruk only spent five seasons with the Capitals, but he put up some extremely impressive numbers during his short tenure in the nation’s capital.

Maruk has several distinctions in the Capitals franchise history. He was their first player to score 100 points when he had 136 points during the 1981-1982 season. That 1981-1982 season might have been the most impressive offensive performance in Caps history. He scored 60 goals and had 76 assists. To this day, 136 points is the single-season record for most points scored in a single season by a Caps player.

In five seasons with the Capitals, Maruk played in 343 games. He scored 182 goals and had 249 assists for a total of 431 points. He still holds the franchise record for most points per game. He played in a total of 888 NHL games during his career. He also spent time with the California Gold Seals, Cleveland Barons, and the Minnesota North Stars. Maruk never matched his success with the Capitals after being traded to the North Stars.

Maruk’s time with the Washington Capitals was a short one, but a memorable one.

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