CAPITALS 101

Our ‘Capitals 101’ series is a section of our website dedicated and curated for Washington Capitals fans who may be relatively new to the game of hockey, or new to the Washington Capitals culture.

We love new fans to the game and strive to encourage and facilitate education and growth of the sport, and want to help Capitals fans in any any way possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask a question!

Articles on the history of the Washington Capitals franchise:
Abe Pollin – The Man Who Started it All
Dick Patrick – Team President for 30 Years
The Capital Centre – Remembering The Capitals First Home
Taking a Look Back at the Capitals’ First Uniforms
Evolution of the Capitals Goalies

Interviews with Capitals Alumni
Langway’s Legacy – A Culture of Success for the Washington Capitals
Catching Up with Dennis Maruk
Interview with Kevin “Killer” Kaminski
Catching Up with Joe Beninati

Resources
NoVa Caps Guide to “Free Agency”
NoVa Caps Guide to the “Salary Cap”
NoVa Caps Origin of the Stanley Cup
NoVa Caps Guide to the Offsides rule
NoVa Caps Guide to Preseason Rules

Inside The Game
What Equipment Does T.J. Oshie Use and How Much Does It Cost
What Goalie Equipment Does Braden Holtby Use and How Much Does It Cost?

Capitals Alumni Profiles
Gaetan Duchesne
Mike Gartner
Mike Green
Rick Green
Alan Hangsleben
Calle Johansson
Brent Johnson
Joe Juneau
Steve Konowalchuck
Craig Laughlin
Kelly Miller
Scott Stevens
Brendan Witt