Hockey 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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1
468 35
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Left Wing
2
295 78
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
3
249 73
Braden Holtby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Goaltender
4
206 75
Peter Bondra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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5
133 42
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
6
189 69
Olaf Kölzig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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7
154 62
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman
8
144 63
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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9
147 53
Scott Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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10
141 59
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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11
144 63
Rod Langway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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12
117 53
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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13
118 52
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr
14
149 85
Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman
15
108 25
T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing
16
84 49
Steve Konowalchuk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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17
104 70
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing
18
62 29
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman, Defenseman
19
83 72
Al Iafrate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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20
66 23
Adam Oates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman
21
77 72
Dennis Maruk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
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22
61 22
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
23
55 19
Dino Ciccarelli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing
24
52 17
Matt Niskanen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman
25
63 53
Kevin Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman