Capitals: Handing out player grades on the season so far

Alex Ovechkin, Michal Kempny, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin, Michal Kempny, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

#43 Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson recorded 21 goals and 23 assists for 44 points. He’s just one goal away from matching his career-high. He not only has stepped up his offensive game over the last three years but minimized his time in the penalty box. His 93 penalty minutes this season are a career-low.

Grade: A

Carl Hagelin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Carl Hagelin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

#63 Carl Hagelin

We got a small sample size of Carl Hagelin last season and so far he’s shown consistency with the bottom six forwards in his first full season in Washington. He has eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points as well as a Corsi For percentage of 53.6 percent.

Grade: B

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Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

#70 Braden Holtby

In what could be, oh am I kidding, not in the mood. Braden Holtby went 25-14-6 in his 47 starts this season with a 3.11 GAA and a save percentage of .897. Both are career-worst in those categories. If this truly the end though, Holtby deserves a statue outside the arena depicting the best save of our lives.

Grade: C+