Washington Capitals: Top 10 best scorers of all-time

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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#6 Alexander Semin

Alexander Semin was drafted 13th overall by the Capitals in 2002 but didn’t make his debut until the 2003-04 season where he recorded 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 52 games. During the 2004 lockout he returned to Russia to play for his country and also serve in the army over there. He returned to the Caps in the 2006-07 season and had a breakout year with 38 goals and 35 assists for 73 points.

Semin scored the team’s first goal of the season that year in a game at The Garden against the New York Rangers. In the next game against the Carolina Hurricanes which was the Caps home opener, Semin recorded a hat trick and became an instant fan favorite.

Later that season, Semin recorded a natural hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring three goals on three shots in the span of 7:04. He would later earn the nickname “The other Alex” as him and Ovechkin led the team in scoring. His 38 goals that season was 13th in the NHL.

His career high season came in 2009-10 when he scored 40 goals and 44 assists for 84 points. In his Capitals career over seven seasons, Semin recorded 197 goals and 211 assists for 408 points in 469 games. He would finish out his career with the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens.