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.

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358 30
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Alexander Ovechkin Left Wing

2
232 59
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

3
161 53
Peter Bondra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Peter Bondra

4
203 56
Braden Holtby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Braden Holtby Goaltender

5
100 17
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

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153 55
Olaf Kölzig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Olaf Kölzig Goaltender

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123 41
Scott Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Scott Stevens Defenseman

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121 44
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
John Carlson Defenseman

9
110 49
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Dale Hunter Centerman

10
97 40
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Sergei Gonchar Defenseman

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94 30
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr

12
83 13
T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
T. J. Oshie Right wing

13
102 60
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Mike Gartner Right wing

14
105 57
Rod Langway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Rod Langway Defenseman

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75 33
Steve Konowalchuk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Steve Konowalchuk Left Wing

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133 67
Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Mike Green Defenseman

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56 12
Andrei Nikolishin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

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55 13
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

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81 47
Jeff Halpern is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Jeff Halpern Centerman

20
91 54
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Alexander Semin Right wing

21
67 44
Karl Alzner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Karl Alzner Defenseman

22
62 65
Al Iafrate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Al Iafrate Defenseman

23
47 12
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
nietzschescode added Sergei Fedorov Centerman, Defenseman

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68 51
Marcus Johansson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Marcus Johansson Centerman

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39 15
Andre Burakovsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Andre Burakovsky

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42 10
Matt Niskanen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Matt Niskanen Defenseman

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38 18
Robert Lang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Robert Lang Centerman

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68 51
Brooks Laich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Brooks Laich Centerman

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62 40
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Joel Ward Right wing

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46 21
Jay Beagle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Jay Beagle

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45 15
Adam Oates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Adam Oates Centerman

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40 12
Eric Fehr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Eric Fehr Right wing

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38 19
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Roman Hamrlík Defenseman

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38 12
Dmitri Orlov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Dmitri Orlov Defenseman

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58 67
Dennis Maruk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Dennis Maruk Centerman

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37 20
Tomáš Vokoun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Vokoun Goaltender

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35 10
Tomáš Fleischmann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Tomáš Fleischmann Left Wing, Winger

38
34 31
Dainius Zubrus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
adomas Talijunas added Dainius Zubrus Right wing

39
68 72
Joé Juneau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Joé Juneau Centerman

40
43 49
Kevin Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Kevin Hatcher Defenseman

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41 57
Calle Johansson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Calle Johansson Defenseman

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34 49
Michal Pivoňka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Michal Pivoňka Centerman

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47 52
Troy Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Troy Brouwer Right wing

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32 16
Dino Ciccarelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Dino Ciccarelli Right wing

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29 26
Michal Neuvirth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Michal Neuvirth Goaltender

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38 41
Mike Ridley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Mike Ridley Centerman

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51 59
Dave Christian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

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37 46
Mikhail Grabovski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Mikhail Grabovski Centerman

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40 57
Mike Knuble is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Mike Knuble Right wing

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36 46
Yvon Labre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Yvon Labre Defenseman