Peter Bondra was the leading goal-scorer in the history of the Washington Capitals until Alex Ovechkin came along. Bondra scored the first 472 of his 503 NHL goals with the Capitals, including getting 52 goals in a season twice. That's a lot more production than the Capitals could have expected from a player they selected in the eighth round (No. 156) of the 1990 NHL Draft.
Though he was born in Lutsk, Ukraine (then a part of the Soviet Union), Bondra and his family moved to Czechoslovakia when he was 3 years old. He was playing in that country's top league when he was 18 years old and was one of the top scorers when the Capitals drafted him four years later.