Alex Ovechkin and The 15 Best Washington Capitals Players Ever

December 17th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals joined the NHL as an expansion team for the 1974-75 season and promptly went on to record the worst record in NHL history going 8-67-5. That team set all types of records for futility during that season that I will not rehash here.

Well, there is one that is just remarkable. Michel Belhumeur, one of the Capitals goalies went the entire season without a win, posting a record of 0-24-3.

Since those inauspicious beginnings, the Caps have gone to the Stanley Cup final, won a President's Trophy and had a handful of players won individual awards, most notably Alexander Ovechkin. 

Ovechkin has collected two Hart Trophies, three Lester B. Pearson/Ted Lindsay Awards, one Art Ross Trophy, two Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophies, as well as winning the Calder Memorial Trophy in his rookie season.

Ovechkin may be the best known player of the current crop of Capitals, but Washington has had many all-stars in their brief NHL history.

I present the top 15 players in the history of the Capitals (in no particular order) not named Alex Ovechkin.

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