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Caps' All-Decade Teams: The '90s

by Mike Vogel / Washington Capitals

This season is the 35th of Capitals hockey here in the District. In honor of that milestone, we're taking a look back at some of the greats who've skated here to some of the greats who still do. Here's a look at our version of the Washington Capitals' all-decade team (23 players) for the 1990s:



1990-2000

G Olie Kolzig Drafted in 1989, took over as No. 1 in 1997-98
G Jim Carey His run was fleeting but fabulous
D Calle Johansson Stalwart two-way D is Caps' all-time games leader
D Sylvain Cote Three straight seasons with double-digit goals
D Sergei Gonchar Four double-digit goal seasons in '90s
D Joe Reekie Plus player every year, prototypical stay-at-homer
D Mark Tinordi Tough, rugged blueliner was injury prone
D Al Iafrate Had a bomb of a shot and knew how to use it
D Kevin Hatcher Seven straight seasons with 13 or more goals
C Michal Pivonka Led all Caps in assists during '90s, 2nd in scoring
C Joe Juneau Scored biggest goal in franchise history...to date
C Dale Hunter Heart and soul player for a decade, leader, captain
C Andrei Nikolishin Strong and hard-working, great in face-off circle
LW Dmitri Khristich Had more goals than any other Caps LW in '90s
LW Steve Konowalchuk Gritty, industrious and skilled, too
LW Kelly Miller Durable, hard working defensive forward
LW Craig Berube One of the top tough guys who ever played the game
RW Peter Bondra Club's all-time leading goal scorer, excitement on ice
RW John Druce "Druce on the Loose" made 1990 playoff run fun
RW Keith Jones Had a dozen or more goals in four straight seasons
RW Alan May Rugged RW holds single-season mark for PIM
F Mike Eagles Few worked harder, on or off the ice
F Todd Krygier Two-term Cap had tremendous wheels

 

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