#8 Mike Green
Mike Green was an offensive defensemen, probably one of the best offensive blueliners in the league in his prime years. He was an integral part of the young guns era on some solid Capitals teams.
Everyone remembers when Alex Ovechkin was drafted in 2004 at the number one overall pick. Later in that round at 29th overall, Green was selected by the Caps.
He appeared in 22 games during the 2005-06 season and 70 games the year after that. He began to break out in the 2007-08 season when the Caps made it to the playoffs when he scored 18 goals and added 38 assists for 56 points.
The next season Green scored a career-high 31 goals and added 42 assits for 73 points. During that season he scored in eight consecutive games, setting the NHL record for consecutive games scored by a defenseman.
Green was also clutch with 20 game winning goals during his 10 years as a Capital, earning the nickname “Game Over Green”. His next season saw him score 19 goals and add a career-high 57 assists for 76 points. He had down years the next two seasons with eight and three goals respectively but rebounded in his final season in D.C. with 12 goals and 14 assits for 26 points in the lockout shortened season.
He spent two more seasons in Washington after that and ended his Capitals career playing in 575 games scoring 113 goals and adding 247 assists for 360 points. He currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers.