#10 Donald Brashear
Donald Brashear speant three seasons with the Capitals. He was signed on as a free agent in the summer of 2006 to be the team’s enforcer to protect a young Alex Ovechkin.
His first season in 2006-07 he scored four goals and added nine assists for 13 points. His next season in 2007-08 saw him score five goals and three assists for eight points. He also added 133 hits that season. Brashear’s final season saw him score one goal and add three assists for four points. He laid out 119 hits.
Prior to his signing with the Capitals, Brashear played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, and Montreal Canadiens. He was known as an enforcer as soon as he entered the league and that would become his trademark style of play. He became a fan favorite in D.C. the moment he dropped his gloves for his first fight.
Brashear ranks 15th on the all-time penalty minutes list with 2,634 penalty minutes. Although he provided little offense he was a protector and even served as an alternate captain during his tenure in D.C.
Brashear also scored a playoff goal that was memorable in Game 1 of the 2008 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Flyers where he rebounded a shot past Martin Biron.