Best 50 Players in Washington Capitals History

With Game 7 of the Washington Capitals – Pittsburgh Penguins NHL playoff series just a few hours away, I thought it would be a good time to make a list of the 50 greatest Washington Capitals of all-time.  Of course, this is my personal opinion, and it’s very subjective.  I’m sure there are a lot of Caps fans and hockey fans who know better than I do.  There aren’t a lot of current Caps on the list because so many of them are young and have only played a few years with the team.  There are great players like Sergei Fedorov who aren’t on they list because he only played two seasons for the Caps. 

Anyway, let’s remember that the Caps have had a lot of great players over the years.  Even though the Caps have generally underachieved in the playoffs, they did make the conference finals in 1990 and the Stanley Cup finals in 1998.  From 1983 to 1996 they only missed the playoffs once.  So this is the eighth time the Caps have made it to at least the second round of the playoffs.

  1. Alexander Ovechkin, F                       
  2. Rod Langway, D*+                       
  3. Peter Bondra, F                       
  4. Dale Hunter, F+
  5. Mike Gartner, F*+                       
  6. Scott Stevens, D
  7. Calle Johannson, D            
  8. Kevin Hatcher, D
  9. Olaf Kolzig, G
  10. Yvon Labre, D+
  11. Bengt Gustafsson, F                       
  12. Michal Pivonka, D
  13. Gaetan Duchesne, F
  14. Guy Charron, F                       
  15. Kelly Miller, F
  16. Mike Ridley, F
  17. Sergei Gonchar, D
  18. Ryan Walter, F
  19. Don Beaupre, G
  20. Dennis Maruk, F
  21. Dino Ciccarelli, F
  22. Sylvain Cote, D
  23. Doug Jarvis, F                       
  24. Adam Oates, F                       
  25. Craig Laughlin, F
  26. Al Jensen, G                                               
  27. Jaromir Jagr, F                       
  28. Al Iafrate, D
  29. Bob Carpenter, F
  30. Pete Peeters, G
  31. Jeff Halpern, F
  32. Larry Murphy, D
  33. Brendan Witt, D
  34. Pat Riggin, G                                               
  35. Dave Christian, F                       
  36. John Druce, F
  37. Chris Simon, F
  38. Mike Green, D                       
  39. Richard Zednik, F
  40. Alexander Semin, F
  41. Jim Carey, G
  42. Robert Picard, D
  43. Steve Konowalchuk, F
  44. Bobby Gould, F
  45. Andrei Nikolishin, F
  46. Alan Haworth, F
  47. Dmitri Khristich, F
  48. Joe Juneau, F
  49. Dainius Zubrus, F
  50. Clint Malarchuk, G     

*NHL Hall of Famer

+Caps Jersey Retired

Bold indicates currently with team.

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