Category Archives: History

Washington Capitals Uniform Numbers From Today and Yesterday- Multiples Of 7

Photos: NHL Via Getty Images Over the summer, the Washington Capitals have signed a trio of players in free agency: forwards Richard Panik, Garnet Hathaway, and Brendan Leipsic.  The Capitals issued the following uniform numbers to them: Panik will wear … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Phil Housley

Photo: Getty Images Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have seen a number of notable defensemen don their sweater, with names such as Rod Langway, Al Iafrate, Calle Johansson, Sergei Gonchar, Mike Green, and John Carlson among the many who … Continue reading

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Trading Fates: The St. Louis Blues’ and Washington Capitals’ Roads to Stanley Cup Victories Began At the Same Intersection

The fortunes of the most recent two Stanley Cup champions are, in a way intertwined. Both the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals have made a few notable trades since the 2014-15 season that contributed to each’s run to the … Continue reading

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“We Could Have Had…?!”: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Regrets – 2011 – 2013

Throughout the existence of the NHL, teams and fans have experienced their fair share of draft pick fails, when, at the time of the selection, a team believes they chose the best player available, but as time passed, it became … Continue reading

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“We Could Have Had…?!”: Washington Capitals Draft Day Regrets – 2000 Through 2010

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Throughout the existence of the NHL, teams and fans have experienced their fair share of draft pick fails, when, at the time of the selection, a team believes they chose the best player available, but as … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Craig Berube

Craig Berube is currently the Head Coach of the St Louis Blues, one of the participants in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals.  However, before he became a coach, he had a long career as an NHL player for numerous teams … Continue reading

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Draft Class Grades (Updated): Grading the Capitals’ Draft Picks in the Last 10 Years — Pre-2019 NHL Entry Draft Edition

Photo: Richard Wolowics/Getty Images North America Back in February, inspired by the “10-Year Challenge” that was popular on social media at the time, NoVa Caps assessed the draft picks of the Capitals for the last 10 years; i.e. from 2008 … Continue reading

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Class of ’02: A Review of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Mike Slobe/Getty Images With the 2019 NHL Entry Draft just weeks away, the offseason and teams will soon begin to conduct their business and personnel decisions. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look back at the 2002 NHL … Continue reading

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Team Slovakia’s David Bondra Talks About the Golden Goal His Father, Peter, Scored in IIHF World Championships

It was during the 2002 IIHC World Championships held in Sweden when Slovakia met Russia in the finals.  With the score tied 3-3, and just 100 seconds to go in regulation, Peter Bondra, a long time member of the Washington … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Greg Joly

Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have selected a total of 437 players in the NHL draft, with some selections turning into stars and others falling well short of expectations, with some somewhere in between. With the 2019 NHL Entry … Continue reading

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