Washington Capitals

THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS WERE ESTABLISHED IN THE NHL IN 1974 AS PART OF THE METROPOLITAN DIVISION IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE. THE CAPS HOME ICE IS CAPITAL ONE ARENA IN WASHINGTON, DC, AND THEIR JERSEYS HAVE A PATRIOTIC FLARE IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. THEY HAVE NOT WON A STANLEY CUP AS OF 2017. TEAM CAPTAIN: ALEXANDER OVECHKIN; TOP PLAYER JERSEYS: BRADEN HOLTBY, NICKLAS BACKSTROM, ALEXANDER OVECHKIN BUSINESSMAN TED LEONSIS HAS OWNED THE TEAM SINCE 1999, AND HAS REVITALIZED THE FRANCHISE BY DRAFTING STAR PLAYERS SUCH AS ALEXANDER OVECHKIN, NICKLAS BACKSTROM, MIKE GREEN AND BRADEN HOLTBY. THE 2009–10 CAPITALS WON THE FRANCHISE'S FIRST-EVER PRESIDENTS' TROPHY FOR BEING THE TEAM WITH THE MOST POINTS AT THE END OF THE REGULAR SEASON. THEY WON IT A SECOND TIME IN 2015–16, AND DID SO FOR A THIRD TIME THE FOLLOWING SEASON IN 2016–17.