Name Your Five Favorite Caps Right Wings

Posted October 9, 2012

Alex Semin played 469 games for the Caps. (Photo by Alena Schwarz)

The Capitals have had approximately 80 right wings on their roster since the 1974-75 season. We took some liberties with choosing the top 30 because using Games Played as the sole criteria gave preference to some third and fourth line players who played longer, as opposed to fellas who scored far more points but weren’t around as long (Dino Ciccarelli and Jaromir Jagr, for instance). So for this list, we’ll first include the top 15 in games played, then re-sort based on total points, and include the next 15. This brilliant move put Jean Pronovost, Brian Bellows and Pat Elynuik on the list but eliminated Stephen Peat, Tim Bergland and Paul MacDermid. Please complain profusely if you’re opposed to that.

(Player, games played, years played)

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Note: These data were pulled from Hockey DB. It’s likely that they listed some guys on the opposite side that we didn’t catch, including Alan May. He’ll be listed with the lefties.