Winter Sports The Best Washington Capitals of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for the players you think were the best Capitals based on their time on the ice for Washington, not necessarily their popularity

Some of the greatest Capitals in team history are also some of the most recognizable faces in the league. Many Capitals have taken home individual honors, even when the team itself has faltered. If you want hall of fame players, the Capitals have them. Does the name Braden Holtby ring a bell? In addition to Holtby, players like Mike Green, Phil Housely, and Ken Klee are further proof of the great players in history who have scored for the Washington Capitals. The list also includes newbies who have shown their skill on the ice, from Alex Ovechkin to Nickolas Backstrom.

Who are some of the greatest Washington Capitals of all time? That's not an easy question, especially when you consider who has played for the team. But it's up to you to decide who are the best players to play for the Capitals. Are these guys the greatest hockey players of all time or even the best players today? That's up to you to decide but for now, take a look and vote up and down your favorite Capitals of all time.

list ordered by

1
414 33
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Left Wing

2
260 65
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

3
186 62
Peter Bondra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added

4
227 63
Braden Holtby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Goaltender

5
118 25
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

6
139 51
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

7
173 60
Olaf Kölzig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

8
135 48
Scott Stevens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

9
128 60
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Right wing

10
107 45
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

11
126 55
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Centerman

12
128 60
Rod Langway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

13
105 45
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr

14
143 74
Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

15
97 16
T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

16
81 40
Steve Konowalchuk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Left Wing

17
55 19
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman, Defenseman

18
97 63
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

19
72 68
Al Iafrate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Defenseman

20
58 24
Jay Beagle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Jay Beagle

21
49 12
Matt Niskanen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

22
83 54
Jeff Halpern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman

23
58 19
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

24
71 50
Karl Alzner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

25
57 20
Andrei Nikolishin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time