The Washington Capitals have had numerous great players suit up for their team over their 40+ year history. Which right wingers were the top 5 best of all time? Read on to find out.
#5 Craig Laughlin
Before Craig Laughlin became a longtime color commentator at NBC Sports Washington, he was an integral face in helping to turn the Washington Capitals franchise around. He was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Montreal Canadiens as part of the Save the Caps campaign. The Caps also acquired Doug Jarvis, Rod Langway, and Brian Engblom.
Locker scored 17 goals in his first season in D.C. while adding 27 assists for 44 points. The next year he scored 20 goals and 32 assists for 52 points. He had a breakout year two seasons later with 30 goals and 45 assists for 75 points. Laughlin would get traded to the Los Angeles Kings in February of 1988.
Overall, Laughlin spent six seasons in the Nation’s Capital appearing in 428 regular season games and recording 110 goals and 173 assists. He also played in 27 playoff games with the Caps. He’s been on their broadcasts since 1990.
We are very lucky to have Locker alongside Joe Beninati bringing Caps hockey to our living rooms for the last few generations. He’s the best player color commentator there is.