#1 Peter Bondra
Before there was Alex Ovechkin, there was Peter Bondra lighting the lamp in Washington. He was one of the biggest faces of the franchise and should have his number retired. The team drafted him in the eighth round at 156th overall in the 1990 NHL Draft.
Bondra scored 12 goals in his rookie season and added 28 goals his second year. Bondra’s third season saw him score 37 goals and 85 points. However, his most memorable game came in his fourth season. On Feb. 5, 1994 Bondra had a five goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning which included four goals in the first period.
Bondra led the league with 52 goals and 13 game winning goals in 1997-98, the year his team made it to their first Stanley Cup Final. In the playoffs he had seven goals and five assists and a clutch goal in overtime of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to give the Caps a 2-1 series lead over the Buffalo Sabres.
After Bondra’s numbers dipped from 31 to 21, goals he rebounded in the 2000-01 season with 45 goals including a league leading 22 on the power play. The next season saw him score 39 goals and 31 assists for 70 points. In his final full season with the Caps he had 30 goals and 26 assists for 56 points. He had 21 goals and 14 assists for 35 points before the Caps traded him to the Ottawa Senators in their rebuilding plan.
Those are our top 10 right wings in Capitals history. Do you agree with this list? Who did we miss? Let us know in the comments!