Washington Capitals: Top 10 best scorers of all-time

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dennis Maruk, Washington Capitals (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Maruk /

The Washington Capitals have been blessed with some exciting goal scorers over their four plus decades. One goal scorer we’re lucky to have and we’ll be telling our grandkids about. But believe it or not the Caps have had more scorers in their history besides Alex Ovechkin.

These scorers have made you jump out of your seats with their highlight reel plays. They have lit the lamp night after night and they helped the Caps to some big wins. We’ll take a look at the best of the best among those that were able to put the puck in the net.

Dennis Maruk, Washington Capitals (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Dennis Maruk, Washington Capitals (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

#10 Dennis Maruk

In 1978, Dennis Maruk was traded from the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals. He scored 50 goals in 1980-81 and 60 goals the next season. He also added 76 assists in the 1981-82 season for 136 points which remain Capitals records for a single season in those categories. Maruk was the first Caps player to record 100 points in a season.

In 1982-83, Maruk scored 31 goals and added 50 assists for 81 points helping lead the Caps to their first playoff appearance. Despite this, he would get traded back to the North Stars where he would finish out the remainder of his career. Maruk recorded 182 goals and 249 assists for 431 points during his five years with the Capitals.