A Tribute to Dino Ciccarelli

Posted February 1, 2011

Looking at Dino Ciccarelli’s career accomplishments, they pale in comparison to many other guys of his era who ended up in the Hall of Fame. He didn’t win awards or scoring titles. He was only an All Star four times in 19 seasons. He had several off-ice (and on) altercations.

So why was he inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Any Caps fan can tell you. Sure, he only played 223 games with Washington, scoring 112 goals, but those were exciting years. Generously listed at 5’10, 180, Dino dove nose-first into the innards of hockey’s nastiest places, scratching and clawing until the puck went in the net. 608 times. It wasn’t always pretty, and it wasn’t always clean, but with #22 in the Hall of Fame, Caps fans can reflect and appreciate that Ciccarelli once wore red and white.

Videos of great Dino moments after the jump.



Dino Ciccarelli Minnesota North Stars NHL Lace Hooded Alumni Jersey

Dino Ciccarelli Minnesota North Stars NHL Alumni T-Shirt


This was originally published Nov. 8, 2010 when Dino was inducted into the Hall of Fame. We’re reposting this in celebration of Dino Ciccarelli Night on Feb. 2, 2011 at Verizon Center.

Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
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