#3 Steve Konowalchuk
Steve Konowalchuk was drafted by the Caps in the third round at 58th overall in the 1991 NHL Draft. He spent 13 seasons with the Capitals and became a fan favorite for his two way game and offensive touch. After appearing in just one game in 1991-92, he played in 36 games the next season scoring four goals and adding seven assists for 11 points.
Konowalchuk’s first NHL goal came on Halloween night in 1992 against the Edmonton Oilers. His 1992-93 season was split between NHL and AHL action.
The next two seasons saw Konowalchuk score 12 and 11 goals, respectively, before posting a then career high 23 goal in 1995-96 in 70 games. In 1996, Konowalchuk helped lead Team USA to a title in the first ever World Cup of Hockey.
Konowalchuk would add double digit goals and assists the next four seasons including a career high 24 goals and 23 assists in the 2000-01 season. The next year he was named a co-captain with defenseman Brendan Witt before being promoted to sole team captain in 2002-03. He added 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points in 77 games.
In 2003-04, things were horrible right from the start as the Caps went winless in their first six games. It was then when they began the fire sale which included trading Konowalchuk.