As we celebrate the Capitals' 40th anniversary, let's take a moment to...
A Tribute to Dino Ciccarelli
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.
- Must-read Alan May’s stories about Dino (D.C. Sports Bog)
- Become a fan of Dino Ciccarelli (Facebook)
- Ciccarelli Finally Gets Hall Nod (Toronto Sun)
Videos of great Dino moments after the jump.
Dino Ciccarelli Minnesota North Stars NHL Alumni T-Shirt
DINO ON THE HALL OF FAME
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.