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Offensive Defensemen: 20-Goal Scorers From The Washington Capitals Blueline

One notable Washington Capitals tradition has been defensemen who were also great contributors on the offensive end. Throughout the years, the Capitals have had eight  defensemen on their roster who have topped 20 goals.

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Top Helper: John Carlson Becomes the Franchise Assist Leader Among Defensemen

Jana Chytoliva/Freestye Photography/Getty Images While Alex Ovechkin passing Mark Messier for eighth all-time in Goals Scored was the major storyline in the Capitals’ Friday night victory against the Ottawa Senators, defenseman John Carlson made history in his own right, becoming … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Kevin Hatcher For Third in Franchise Scoring for Defensemen, Ties Scott Stevens For Fifth in Goals, Second in Assists & Points

Capitals defenseman John Carlson has had himself a magnificent start to the 2019-20 season, and gaining some much-deserved league-wide attention for his play. In the process, he has climbed his way up the NHL and franchise record books, and with … Continue reading

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John Carlson Reaches 400 Career Points in Capitals’ 4-1 Win Over Carolina

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After recording a then-career high 63 points and capping off the 2017-18 with a Stanley Cup championship, Capitals defenseman John Carlson had already had himself a solid season. This season, however, has seen the former … Continue reading

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All-time Caps to never win a Stanley Cup?

Photo: NHL/Getty Images While still basking in the silver shine of a Stanley Cup victory, the attention of many Capitals fans has shifted to looking ahead to the future.  There are contracts to sign and coaches to choose.  Young players … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Kevin Hatcher

Just over 25 years ago on January 23, 1993, former Capitals defenseman Kevin Hatcher scored his 20th goal of the 1992-93 season to help the Caps beat the then-expansion Ottawa Senators by a score of 6-4 at the Capital Centre. … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Defensemen in Washington Capitals History

#5 – (Tie) Sergei Gonchar – 1994-2004 (10 seasons) and Mike Green – 2005-2015 (10 seasons) Each of these players was known for their offensive prowess as defensemen and both were usually on the second defensive pairing.  Gonchar’s best asset … Continue reading

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