Winter Sports The Best Washington Capitals of All Time  

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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
394 32
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Left Wing

2
248 63
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

3
178 60
Peter Bondra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added

4
217 62
Braden Holtby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Goaltender

5
112 23
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

6
168 58
Olaf Kölzig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

7
132 50
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

8
130 46
Scott Stevens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

9
104 44
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

10
122 51
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Centerman

11
121 60
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Right wing

12
123 58
Rod Langway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

13
93 15
T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

14
99 42
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr

15
139 72
Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

16
81 36
Steve Konowalchuk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Left Wing

17
53 17
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman, Defenseman

18
96 60
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

19
70 66
Al Iafrate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Defenseman

20
83 50
Jeff Halpern is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman

21
57 17
Andrei Nikolishin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

22
57 17
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

23
47 11
Matt Niskanen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

24
69 48
Karl Alzner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

25
54 19
Adam Oates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman

26
52 24
Jay Beagle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Jay Beagle

27
68 68
Dennis Maruk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Centerman

28
65 42
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

29
43 13
Dmitri Orlov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Defenseman

30
40 22
Robert Lang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

31
70 56
Marcus Johansson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman

32
70 55
Brooks Laich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman

33
43 16
Dino Ciccarelli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

34
39 21
Andre Burakovsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Andre Burakovsky

35
38 25
Tomáš Vokoun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Goaltender

36
76 74
Joé Juneau is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Centerman

37
50 50
Kevin Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

38
41 16
Eric Fehr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

39
38 24
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

40
35 34
Dainius Zubrus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
adomas Talijunas added Right wing

41
48 58
Calle Johansson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

42
35 14
Tomáš Fleischmann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Left Wing, Winger

43
40 50
Michal Pivoňka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Centerman

44
44 41
Mike Ridley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
slaft added Centerman

45
48 56
Troy Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing

46
54 61
Dave Christian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time

47
16 3
Tom Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Seventhman added Right wing -

He's not number one but he is one of the best hockey players to wear a Capitals sweater and instrumental in their Stanley Cup run.  His physical presence was felt and changed the way opponents played the Caps.  Tom's offensive abilities were also underrated by the league.  Above all else, Tom sacrificed himself for the team.

48
29 32
Michal Neuvirth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Ari Aries added Goaltender

49
41 48
Yvon Labre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
gaug66 added Defenseman

50
41 60
Mike Knuble is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Washington Capitals of All Time
Right wing