List of Washington Capitals records

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This is a list of franchise records for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

Goals[edit]

Alexander Ovechkin leads the team in goals scored in a season.
  • Most goals in a season: Alexander Ovechkin, 65 (2007–08)
  • Most goals in a season, rookie: Alexander Ovechkin, 52 (2005–06)
  • Most goals in a season, defensemen: Kevin Hatcher, 34 (1992–93)
  • Most goals in a career: Alexander Ovechkin 513 vs. New Jersey Devils on 2/20/2016
  • Most goals in a career, defensemen: Kevin Hatcher, 149
  • Most powerplay goals in a season: Alexander Ovechkin, 24 (2013–14)
  • Most powerplay goals in a season, rookie: Alexander Ovechkin, 21 (2005–06)
  • Most powerplay goals in a season, defensemen: Mike Green, 18 (2008–09)
  • Most powerplay goals in a career: Alexander Ovechkin, 191
  • Most powerplay goals in a career, defensemen: Sergei Gonchar, 53
  • Most shorthanded goals in a season: Peter Bondra, 6 (1994–95) & Mike Gartner, 6 (1986–87)
  • Most shorthanded goals in a career: Peter Bondra, 32
  • Most game-winning goals in a season: Peter Bondra, 13 (1997–98)
  • Most game-winning goals in a career: Alexander Ovechkin, 86

Assists[edit]

  • Most assists in a season: Dennis Maruk, 76 (1981–82)
  • Most assists in a season, rookie: Nicklas Backstrom, 55 (2007–08)
  • Most assists in a season, defenseman: Scott Stevens, 61 (1988–89)
  • Most assists in a career: Nicklas Backstrom, 464
  • Most assists in a career, defenseman: Calle Johansson, 361

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a season: Dennis Maruk, 136 (1981–82)
  • Most points in a season, rookie: Alexander Ovechkin, 106 (2005–06)
  • Most points in a season, defenseman: Larry Murphy, 81 (1986–87)
  • Most points in a career: Alexander Ovechkin, 948
  • Most points in a career, defensemen: Calle Johansson, 474

Goaltending[edit]

Olaf Kölzig holds 16 of 24 goaltending records. Of those, he shares most wins in a season with Braden Holtby.
  • Most games played in a season: Olaf Kolzig, 73 (1999-00) & Braden Holtby, 73 (2014-15)
  • Most consecutive starts in a season: Braden Holtby, 23 (2014-15)
  • Most games played in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 711
  • Most wins in a season: Braden Holtby, 48 (2015–16)
  • Most wins in a season, rookie: Michal Neuvirth, 27 (2010–11)
  • Most wins in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 301
  • Most shutouts in a season: Jim Carey, 9 (1995–96) & Braden Holtby, 9 (2014–15)
  • Most shutouts in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 35
  • Most losses in a season: Ron Low, 36 (1974–75)
  • Most losses in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 293
  • Most ties in a season: Olaf Kolzig, 11 (1999-00)
  • Most ties in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 63
  • Most overtime losses in a season: Olaf Kolzig, 11 (2005–06), Braden Holtby, 11 (2014–15)
  • Most overtime losses in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 38
  • Highest save % in a season, minimum 20 games: Braden Holtby, .923 (2014–15)
  • Highest save % in a career, minimum 82 games: Olaf Kolzig, .906
  • Lowest goals against average in a season, minimum 20 games: Jim Carey, 2.13 (1994–95)
  • Lowest goals against average in a career, minimum 82 games: Jim Carey, 2.37
  • Most saves in a season: Braden Holtby: 1,887 (2014–15)
  • Most saves in a career: Olaf Kolzig: 18,013
  • Most shots against in a season: Braden Holtby, 2,044 (2014–15)
  • Most shots against in a career: Olaf Kolzig, 19,873
  • Most minutes played in a season: Olaf Kolzig,4,370:50 (1999–2000)
  • Most minutes played in a career: Olaf Kolzig, '41,259:36

Miscellaneous individual stats[edit]

Team records[edit]

(* = The 1994–95 season is excluded from this record, due to the fact a labor lockout shortened the season to 48 games)

  • Most points in a season: 121 (2009–10)
  • Fewest points in a season: 21 (1974–75)
  • Most wins in a season: 54 (2009–10)
  • Fewest wins in a season: 8 (1974–75)
  • Highest winning percentage in a season: .659 (2009–10)
  • Lowest winning percentage in a season: .131 (1974–75)
  • Most regulation losses in a season: 67 (1974–75)
  • Fewest regulation losses in a season: 15 (2009–10)
  • Most ties in a season: 18 (1980–81)
  • Most overtime losses in a season: 14 (2006–07)
  • Most goals scored in a season: 330 (1991–92)
  • Fewest goals scored in a season: 181 (1974–75)*
  • Most goals per game scored in a season: 4.125 (1991–92)
  • Fewest goals allowed in a season: 194 (1999–00)*
  • Most goals allowed in a season: 446 (1974–75)
  • Most penalty minutes in a season: 2204 (1989–90)
  • Fewest penalty minutes in a season: 994 (1999–00)
  • Most consecutive wins: 14 (2009–10)
  • Most consecutive wins to start the season: 7 (2011–12)

NHL records[edit]

  • Most goals by a left winger in a season: Alexander Ovechkin, 65 (2007–08)
  • Most consecutive games by a defensemen with a goal: Mike Green, 8 (2008–09)
  • Lowest plus minus in a season: Bill Mikkelson, –82 (1974–75)
  • Fewest wins by a team in a season, minimum 70 games played, 8 (1974–75)
  • Lowest winning percentage by a team in a season, minimum 70 games played, .131 (1974–75)

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