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Number retired November 26, 1997

Known to many Capitals fans as the "Secretary of Defense", Rod Langway anchored the Washington defense for 11 seasons and more than 700 games. Dealt by Montreal to Washington in one of the biggest trades in franchise history, Langway brought instant respectability to the Capitals' squad. His arrival and dominating physical presence helped lead Washington to its first postseason appearance in 1982-83.

The taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs was only a sign of things to come. The Capitals made the playoffs during every seasonof Langway's tenure. Recognized as the best in the business, Langway captured back-to-back Norris Trophy honors in 1982-83 and 1983-84. The team recorded more than 100 points in three consecutive seasons, including a record 107-point, 50-win year in 1985-86.

A strong leader in the locker room, Langway captained the team for more than a decade and was truly one of hockey's all-time greats, evidenced by his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
  NHL TOTALS 994 51 278 329 277 851 9 3 9 1,235 4.1
1982-1983 CAPITALS 80 3 29 32 0 75 1 0 0 126 2.4
1983-1984 CAPITALS 80 9 24 33 14 61 1 2 2 168 5.4
1984-1985 CAPITALS 79 4 22 26 35 54 0 0 1 102 3.9
1985-1986 CAPITALS 71 1 17 18 27 61 1 0 0 54 1.8
1986-1987 CAPITALS 78 2 25 27 11 53 0 0 1 76 2.6
1987-1988 CAPITALS 63 3 13 16 1 28 0 0 1 49 6.1
1988-1989 CAPITALS 76 2 19 21 12 67 0 0 0 80 2.5
1989-1990 CAPITALS 58 0 8 8 7 39 0 0 0 46 0.0
1990-1991 CAPITALS 56 1 7 7 12 24 0 0 0 32 3.1
1991-1992 CAPITALS 64 0 13 13 11 22 0 0 0 32 0.0
1992-19932 CAPITALS 21 0 0 0 -13 20 0 0 0 6 0.0
PLAYOFF STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
  NHL TOTALS 104 5 22 27 -1 97 2 0 1 48  
1982-1983 CAPITALS 4 0 0 0   0 0 0 0    
1983-1984 CAPITALS 8 0 5 5   7 0 0 0    
1984-1985 CAPITALS 5 0 1 1   6 0 0 0    
1985-1986 CAPITALS 9 1 2 3   6 1 0 0    
1986-1987 CAPITALS 7 0 1 1   2 0 0 0    
1987-1988 CAPITALS 6 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 7 0.0
1988-1989 CAPITALS 6 0 0 0 -4 6 0 0 0 10 0.0
1989-1990 CAPITALS 15 1 4 5 0 12 0 0 1 17 5.9
1990-1991 CAPITALS 11 0 2 2 1 6 0 0 0 12 0.0
1991-1992 CAPITALS 7 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0