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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338 29
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Alexander Ovechkin Left Wing

2
222 56
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

3
149 50
Peter Bondra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Peter Bondra

4
189 55
Braden Holtby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Braden Holtby Goaltender

5
144 52
Olaf Kölzig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Olaf Kölzig Goaltender

6
116 38
Scott Stevens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Scott Stevens Defenseman

7
91 17
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

8
115 41
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
John Carlson Defenseman

9
91 39
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Sergei Gonchar Defenseman

10
75 9
T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
T. J. Oshie Right wing

11
99 47
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Dale Hunter Centerman

12
87 24
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr

13
94 58
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Mike Gartner Right wing

14
73 31
Steve Konowalchuk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Steve Konowalchuk Left Wing

The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time

15
131 61
Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Mike Green Defenseman

16
96 56
Rod Langway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Rod Langway Defenseman

17
79 44
Jeff Halpern is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Jeff Halpern Centerman

18
88 51
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Alexander Semin Right wing

19
65 42
Karl Alzner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Karl Alzner Defenseman

20
52 11
Andrei Nikolishin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

21
51 12
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

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22
57 65
Al Iafrate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Al Iafrate Defenseman

23
64 49
Marcus Johansson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Marcus Johansson Centerman

24
40 7
Matt Niskanen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Matt Niskanen Defenseman

25
65 49
Brooks Laich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Brooks Laich Centerman

26
36 13
Andre Burakovsky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Andre Burakovsky

27
59 38
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Joel Ward Right wing

28
35 17
Robert Lang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Robert Lang Centerman

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43 10
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
nietzschescode added Sergei Fedorov Centerman, Defenseman

30
37 16
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Roman Hamrlík Defenseman

31
43 19
Jay Beagle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Jay Beagle

32
33 29
Dainius Zubrus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
adomas Talijunas added Dainius Zubrus Right wing

33
54 66
Dennis Maruk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Dennis Maruk Centerman

34
36 18
Tomáš Vokoun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Vokoun Goaltender

35
37 10
Eric Fehr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Eric Fehr Right wing

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36
36 9
Dmitri Orlov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Dmitri Orlov Defenseman

37
38 13
Adam Oates is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Adam Oates Centerman

38
32 8
Tomáš Fleischmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Tomáš Fleischmann Left Wing, Winger

39
65 71
Joé Juneau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Joé Juneau Centerman

40
40 48
Kevin Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Kevin Hatcher Defenseman

41
37 56
Calle Johansson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Calle Johansson Defenseman

42
31 48
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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45 50
Troy Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Troy Brouwer Right wing

44
27 22
Michal Neuvirth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Michal Neuvirth Goaltender

45
49 58
Dave Christian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

46
36 44
Mikhail Grabovski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Mikhail Grabovski Centerman

47
33 40
Mike Ridley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Mike Ridley Centerman

48
24 15
Dino Ciccarelli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Dino Ciccarelli Right wing

49
34 45
Yvon Labre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Yvon Labre Defenseman

50
38 56
Mike Knuble is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Mike Knuble Right wing