Tale of the Tape: Age, Height and Weight: How the Capitals Stack-Up

Hockey journalist James Mirtle released his annual compilation of team stats on Friday. The report details the average height, weight and age for all 31 NHL teams based on each team’s current rosters. 

This year’s tale of the tape for the league:


The Capitals are the 13th oldest team in the league at 27.5 years of age. (the NHL average is 27.1 years of age). The Capitals are the 6th tallest team in the league at 73.4 inches (the NHL average is 6′-1″) and the 3rd heaviest team in the league at 205 pounds. (the NHL average is 200.1 lbs).

By Comparison
2016-2017 Season – The Capitals were the 5th tallest team, at an average of 6′-2″; the 8th heaviest team at an average of 205 pounds per player, and the 13th youngest team with an average age of 27.7 years of age. (Last year’s post is here).

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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