Washington Capitals

Skaters
4 John Erskine D
ER-skin
6'4'', 218 06/26/1980 ( 28 ), Kingston, ON, CAN 8th NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 19, 2008 vs FLORIDA (44) Last Assist: NOV 10, 2008 vs TAMPA BAY (7)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Sept. 14, 2006
Notes:

TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
315:34
16:36
0-0
0.00
43
1
8
25
2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
19
0
2
2
29
0
0
0
16
0.00
Career
240
6
17
23
530
0
0
1
161
3.73


8 Alex Ovechkin L
oh-VEHCH-kihn
6'2'', 225 09/17/1985 ( 23 ), Moscow, RUS 4th NHL / 4th WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 3, 2009 vs NY RANGERS (3) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, first overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft
Notes: * Fourth in the NHL with 54 points and tied for second with 27 goals
* Leads the league in shots (265) and ranks sixth in hits (138)
* Selected to play in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game
* Has 49 points in his last 32 games, with points in 25 of those games
* Has 13-6-19 in the last 15 games and had 12-7-19 in December
* More than half of his goals (14 of 27) have come in the third period or OT
* NHL's First Star of the Month in November and Third Star in December
* NHL's First Star of the Week on 12/29 and Second Star of the Week on 11/17
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
953:55
23:15
2-10
16.67
138
34
48
18
12
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
41
27
27
54
52
7
1
5
265
10.19
Career
286
190
174
364
196
66
4
29
1528
12.43


10 Matt Bradley R
(BRAD-lee, MAT)
6'3'', 200 06/13/1978 ( 30 ), Stittsville, ON, CAN 9th NHL / 4th WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (4) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 18, 2005
Notes: * Fourth on the team with 68 hits
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
491:46
11:26
9-5
64.29
68
11
14
12
3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
43
4
4
8
24
0
0
1
65
6.15
Career
454
41
62
103
381
1
1
7
525
7.81


14 Tomas Fleischmann L
(TAW-mash FLIGHSH-muhn)
6'1'', 190 05/16/1984 ( 24 ), Koprivnice, CZE 3rd NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL Last Assist: DEC 20, 2008 @ PHILADELPHIA (3)
How Acquired: From Detroit with Detroit's first-round choice in the 2004 Entry Draft and Detroit's fourth-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft for Robert Lang, Feb. 27, 2004
Notes: * Returned 1/9 after missing six games with an illness and scored a goal on 1/10 at MTL
* Third on the team with 13 goals, his career high, and has 20 points
* Five of his goals have been the Caps' first goal of the game
* Has points in 12 of his last 18 games (9-5-14), including a career-best four games in a row (11/22-11/28)
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
520:45
15:18
4-9
30.77
10
29
16
9
-11
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
34
13
7
20
8
5
0
3
70
18.57
Career
152
27
33
60
34
7
0
5
240
11.25


15 Boyd Gordon C
6'1'', 200 10/19/1983 ( 25 ), Unity, SK, CAN 5th NHL / 5th WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (2) Last Assist: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (2)
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, 17th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft
Notes: * Team is 10-0-1 when he has a point
* Leads the team and sixth in the NHL in faceoffs at 57.7%
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
516:55
13:36
254-186
57.73
19
21
9
25
1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
38
5
7
12
10
0
1
2
42
11.90
Career
242
20
44
64
48
0
4
2
300
6.67


16 Eric Fehr R
(FAIR)
6'4'', 210 09/07/1985 ( 23 ), Winkler, MB, CAN 2nd NHL / 2nd WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 4, 2008 vs NY ISLANDERS (11) Last Assist: DEC 30, 2008 @ BUFFALO (4)
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, 18th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Notes: * Has three goals on the year, doubling his career total entering the season
* Has two two-assist games
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
292:07
11:14
1-1
50.00
12
24
9
3
2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
26
3
6
9
12
1
0
1
56
5.36
Career
74
6
12
18
28
1
0
2
131
4.58


17 Chris Clark R
6'0'', 193 03/08/1976 ( 32 ), South Windsor, CT, USA 9th NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (4) Last Assist: NOV 20, 2008 @ LOS ANGELES (10)
How Acquired: From Calgary with Calgary's seventh-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft for Washington's seventh-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft and its sixth-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft, Aug. 4, 2005
Notes: * Scored his first goal of the year 1/1 vs. TB
* Returned 12/26 vs. BUF after missing 14 straight games
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
327:29
11:41
3-3
50.00
46
5
8
5
-4
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
28
1
3
4
28
0
0
0
33
3.03
Career
476
91
86
177
610
20
8
11
832
10.94


19 Nicklas Backstrom C
6'1'', 210 11/23/1987 ( 21 ), Gavle, SWE 2nd NHL / 2nd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 6, 2009 vs PHILADELPHIA (2) Last Assist: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (4)
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, fourth overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft
Notes: * Second on the team in points, first in assists and fourth in goals
* Has 12 goals, all in the last 29 games
* Has points in 24 of the last 31 games (11/8-1/10), with 12 goals and 29 assists in that time
* Six of his goals have been the Caps' first of the game; four have been the first of the game overall
* Led the Capitals and ranked tied for first in the NHL with 21 points in December (6-15-21 in 14 GP)
* NHL's First Star of the Week after totaling 2-10-12 in four games (11/10-11/15)
* Set a career high with five points 11/15 at NJ (1g-4a), with a hand in all five goals
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
835:17
19:25
284-331
46.18
22
47
34
17
6
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
43
12
33
45
18
8
0
1
94
12.77
Career
125
26
88
114
42
11
0
5
247
10.53


21 Brooks Laich C
(LIKE)
6'2'', 200 06/23/1983 ( 25 ), Wawota, SK, CAN 4th NHL / 4th WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 30, 2008 @ BUFFALO (5) Last Assist: DEC 23, 2008 @ NY RANGERS (8)
How Acquired: Acquired from Ottawa with a second-round selection in the 2005 Entry Draft for right wing Peter Bondra, Feb. 18, 2004
Notes: * Ranks fifth on the team in goals and sixth in points
* Four of his goals have been the first goal of the game; six have been the Caps' first goal
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
751:38
17:28
168-149
53.00
50
20
25
28
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
43
11
11
22
19
5
0
2
90
12.22
Career
276
47
52
99
111
16
5
7
452
10.40


23 Milan Jurcina D
MEE-lahn YEWR-chee-nah
6'4'', 240 06/07/1983 ( 25 ), Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK 4th NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 16, 2008 @ NY ISLANDERS (11) Last Assist: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (4)
How Acquired: From Boston for a conditional draft pick, Feb. 1, 2007
Notes: * Second on the team with 77 hits
* Has 2-5-7 and a +3 rating in his last 18 games, double his point total from the first two months of the season combined
* Had his first career two-assist game 12/4 vs. NYI
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
727:15
16:54
0-0
0.00
77
11
31
73
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
43
3
7
10
38
0
0
1
43
6.98
Career
239
14
28
42
166
3
0
2
236
5.93


25 Viktor Kozlov C
KAHZ-lahf
6'5'', 237 02/14/1975 ( 33 ), Togliatti, RUS 14th NHL / 2nd WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 26, 2008 vs BUFFALO (7) Last Assist: JAN 6, 2009 vs PHILADELPHIA (2)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2007
Notes: * Has 19 points (7g-12a) in his last 22 games
* Recorded his 500th career point with an assist 11/14 vs. NJ
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
622:44
16:23
10-22
31.25
27
21
30
11
-6
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
38
9
18
27
8
2
0
0
85
10.59
Career
868
194
329
523
240
54
5
19
2159
8.99


26 Shaone Morrisonn D
(SHAWN)
6'4'', 215 12/23/1982 ( 26 ), Vancouver, BC, CAN 5th NHL / 4th WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 23, 2008 @ NY RANGERS (8) Last Assist: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (4)
How Acquired: Acquired from Boston, along with a first- and second-round selection in the 2004 Entry Draft, in exchange for Sergei Gonchar, March 3, 2004
Notes: * Scored the OT goal at NYR on his birthday (12/26)
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
657:08
17:45
0-0
0.00
54
7
13
50
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
37
1
3
4
30
0
0
1
22
4.55
Career
315
7
42
49
308
0
0
2
189
3.70


27 Karl Alzner D
6'2'', 206 09/24/1988 ( 20 ), Burnaby, BC, CAN NHL / WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 6, 2008 @ TORONTO (15) Last Assist: DEC 16, 2008 @ NY ISLANDERS (10)
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, fifth overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft
Notes: * Third among NHL rookies in ice time
* Has 1-3-4 and a +6 rating in his last 18 games
* Scored his first career goal and added an assist for his first multiple-point game 12/6 at TOR
* Was tied for second in the AHL with a +15 rating in 20 games at the time of his recall
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
435:20
20:43
0-0
0.00
20
6
29
44
5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
21
1
3
4
0
0
0
0
23
4.35
Career
21
1
3
4
0
0
0
0
23
4.35


28 Alexander Semin L
SEHM-min
6'2'', 204 03/03/1984 ( 24 ), Krasnoyarsk, RUS 4th NHL / 4th WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL Last Assist: JAN 6, 2009 vs PHILADELPHIA (2)
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round pick, 13th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft.
Notes: * Tied for sixth in the NHL with a +21 rating
* Team is 8-2-1 when he scores a goal and 16-3-2 when he has a point
* The NHL's First Star of the Month for October and averaged nearly two points per game in November (5-6-11 in 6 GP)
* Has 10 multiple-point games through 24 GP, three more than he had all of last year
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
478:59
19:09
5-6
45.45
9
27
22
3
21
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
25
16
20
36
31
1
0
3
76
21.05
Career
217
90
83
173
211
32
0
13
596
15.10


39 David Steckel C
6'5'', 217 03/15/1982 ( 26 ), West Bend, WI, USA 2nd NHL / 2nd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 1, 2009 vs TAMPA BAY (4) Last Assist: JAN 3, 2009 vs NY RANGERS (3)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 25, 2005
Notes: * Ranked 10th in the league in faceoffs (56.2%)
* Had his second career multiple-point game 11/19 at ANA (1g-1a)
* Tied for fifth in the NHL with two SHG and has a hand in three of Washington's four SHG on the year
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
551:24
13:47
267-208
56.21
50
12
16
24
1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
40
5
7
12
24
0
2
0
61
8.20
Career
119
10
14
24
60
0
2
1
137
7.30


52 Mike Green D
6'1'', 207 10/12/1985 ( 23 ), Calgary, AB, CAN 3rd NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 3, 2009 vs NY RANGERS (3) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, 29th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft
Notes: * Has led the team in ice time in 20 of his 30 games
* Tied for ninth among NHL defensemen in points and fourth in goals despite missing 13 games
* Leads NHL defensemen in points per game (0.93)
* Has 6-14-20 and a +13 rating in his last 19 games
* Team is 20-7-3 with him in the lineup; 7-6-0 without him
* Scored twice within 52 seconds, both on the PP, and added an assist in the opener at ATL (10/10)
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
756:02
25:12
0-0
0.00
25
22
46
50
15
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
30
10
18
28
28
8
0
1
98
10.20
Career
204
31
68
99
144
16
0
5
413
7.51


55 Jeff Schultz D
6'6'', 227 02/25/1986 ( 22 ), Calgary, AB, CAN 3rd NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 17, 2007 @ DETROIT (71) Last Assist: NOV 19, 2008 @ ANAHEIM (8)
How Acquired: Capitals' first-round choice, 27th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft.
Notes: * Suffered a broken finger 11/24 at MIN and missed 15 games
* Has five of his seven assists in the final 10 minutes of the game
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
513:46
19:45
0-0
0.00
14
4
16
38
4
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
26
0
7
7
8
0
0
0
12
0.00
Career
136
5
23
28
52
0
0
0
70
7.14


87 Donald Brashear L
bra-SHEER, DAWN-ohld
6'3'', 237 01/07/1972 ( 37 ), Bedford, IN, USA 15th NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: DEC 4, 2008 vs NY ISLANDERS (14) Last Assist: DEC 16, 2008 @ NY ISLANDERS (8)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 14, 2006
Notes: * His first goal of the year was the game-winner 12/4 vs. NYI
* Leads the team with 79 PIM
* Third on the team with 70 hits
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
329:41
8:40
0-0
0.00
70
11
19
3
-2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
38
1
3
4
79
0
0
1
26
3.85
Career
964
85
119
204
2519
4
0
13
980
8.67


91 Sergei Fedorov C
SAIR-gay FEH-duh-rahf
6'2'', 208 12/13/1969 ( 39 ), Pskov, RUS 18th NHL / 2nd WAS Season
Last Goal: NOV 6, 2008 vs CAROLINA (4) Last Assist: DEC 12, 2008 vs OTTAWA (2)
How Acquired: From Columbus in exchange for Theo Ruth, Feb. 26, 2008
Notes: * Returned 1/9 vs. CBJ after missing 26 of the last 29 games due to injury
* Returned from injury 12/12 vs. OTT and had three assists
* Scored two goals 10/25 at DAL to become the top goal-scoring Russian-born player in NHL history (now 476)
* Played his 1,200th career game 10/16 at PIT
TOI:
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Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
279:02
17:26
85-69
55.19
6
10
15
9
7
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
16
4
8
12
16
1
0
0
43
9.30
Career
1212
476
682
1158
805
143
36
91
3910
12.17


92 Michael Nylander C
NEE-lan-duhr
6'1'', 199 10/03/1972 ( 36 ), Stockholm, SWE 14th NHL / 3rd WAS Season
Last Goal: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 @ MONTREAL
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2007
Notes: * Had 1-1-2 on 1/10 at MTL
* Had the game-winning goal, his first goal since 10/16, on 12/13 at MTL
* Had 1-1-2 in the third period of the comeback win 10/16 at PIT
* Scored his first career penalty shot goal 10/13 vs. VAN
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
603:59
14:43
193-203
48.74
4
25
26
9
4
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
41
4
16
20
22
2
0
1
55
7.27
Career
889
204
462
666
458
61
0
32
1639
12.45