Washington Capitals: Top 10 defensemen of all-time

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#4 Scott Stevens

Number three on our list is another member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Scott Stevens. He was drafted by the Caps in 1982 at fifth overall in the first round. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

He had an impressive rookie season that he earned his spot on the all rookie team that year. He scored nine goals and added 16 assists for 25 points.

During his eight seasons with the Capitals, Stevens helped turn the franchise around. His confidence on the blueline made him a favorite among teammates and fans.

His second season saw him score 13 goals and added 32 assists for 45 points. The next year in 1984-85, Stevens scored 21 goals and added 44 assists for 65 points.

Stevens followed that up with a 15 goal and 38 assist season for 53 points in 1985-86 and 10 goals and 51 assists for 61 points the next year. In the 1987-88 season, Stevens was selected to the first all star team. That year saw him score 12 goals and add 60 assists for 72 points.

He spent two more years in Washington after that. He added seven goals and 61 assists for 68 points in 1988-89 and 11 goals and 29 assists for 40 points in his final season. He signed with the Blues as a free agent before finishing his career as a member of the New Jersey Devils where he helped the team win three Stanley Cups.