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Mike Gartner, Peter Bondra, Alex Ovechkin - What's with the Washington Capitals and these three players? They are the top 3 goal-scorers of all-time for the Washington Capitals, and they each just happened to accumulate more goals than assists with the Washington Capitals, as well as with their entire careers. Each one from a different era. By the way, Alex Ovechkin surpassed Mike Gartner in assists this season (Gartner 627), (Ovechkin 630).

 

THE 10 OUT OF THE 46 MEMBERS OF THE NHL 500+ GOALS CLUB

WHO ACCUMULATED MORE GOALS THAN THEY ACCUMULATED ASSISTS

 

01. Alex Ovechkin (780-630)

02. Brett Hull (741-650)

03. Mike Gartner (708-627)

04. Bobby Hull (610-560)

05. Dino Ciccarelli (608-592)

06. Mike Bossy (573-553)

07. Joe Nieuwendyk (564-562)

08. Maurice Richard (544-422)

09. Keith Tkachuk (538-527)

10. Peter Bondra (503-389)

 

Peter Bondra is the most lopsided. Mike Gartner was traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Dino Ciccarelli, who is also on the list, and also accumulated more goals than assists with the Washington Capitals (112-97).

 

TOTAL CAREER REGULAR SEASON GAMES PLAYED

 

01. 1432 – Mike Gartner

02. 1274 – Alex Ovechkin

03. 1081 – Peter Bondra

04. 1058 – Nicklas Backstrom

 

TOTAL CAREER REGULAR SEASON GOALS SCORED

 

01. 780 – Alex Ovechkin

02. 708 – Mike Gartner

03. 503 – Peter Bondra

04. 264 – Nicklas Backstrom

 

TOTAL CAREER REGULAR SEASON ASSIST TOTALS

 

01. 747 – Nicklas Backstrom

02. 630 – Alex Ovechkin

03. 627 – Mike Gartner

04. 389 – Peter Bondra

 

TOTAL CAREER REGULAR SEASON POINT TOTALS

 

01. 1410 – Alex Ovechkin

02. 1335 – Mike Gartner

03. 1011 – Nicklas Backstrom

04. 892 – Peter Bondra

 

TOTAL REGULAR SEASON GAMES PLAYED WITH THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS (ALL PLAYERS)

 

01. 1274 – Alex Ovechkin

02. 1058 – Nicklas Backstrom

03. 961 – Peter Bondra

04. 940 – Kelly Miller

05. 872 – Dale Hunter

06. 825 – Michal Pivonka

07. 758 – Mike Gartner

 

TOTAL REGULAR SEASON GAMES PLAYED WITH THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS (GOAL LEADERS)

 

01. 1274 – Alex Ovechkin

02. 1058 – Nicklas Backstrom

03. 961 – Peter Bondra

04. 758 – Mike Gartner

 

TOTAL REGULAR SEASON GOALS SCORED WITH THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS

 

01. 780 – Alex Ovechkin

02. 472 – Peter Bondra

03. 397 – Mike Gartner

04. 264 – Nicklas Backstrom

 

TOTAL REGULAR SEASON ASSISTS ACCUMULATED WITH THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS

 

01. 747 – Nicklas Backstrom

02. 630 – Alex Ovechkin

03. 392 – Mike Gartner

04. 353 – Peter Bondra

 

TOTAL REGULAR SEASON POINTS ACCUMULATED WITH THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS

 

01. 1410 – Alex Ovechkin

02. 1011 – Nicklas Backstrom

03. 825 – Peter Bondra

04. 789 – Mike Gartner

 

 

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The 1996 NHL All-Star Skills Competition - Fastest Skater (All-Star Friday)

Mike Gartner vs. Peter Bondra - Mike Gartner wins the race against the clock!

 

 

 

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Mike Gartner and Rod Langway were surely the 80’s heart and soul of the Caps.  I remember falling off my bar stool in ‘89 upon hearing of swapping Gartner for the North Stars’ Dino Ciccarelli.  Yeah, the dude could skate fast; in interviews Gartner talked about how his parents paid for speed-skating lessons during his youth.

 

Gartner was in one of the more bizarre TV moments I’ve witnessed.  The June 2018 Stanley Cup celebration in downtown D.C. was broadcast live by NBC Sports Washington.  (I wasn’t there, I was in the Midwest most of the time even back then.) All of a sudden one of their field reporters down in the crowd and parade started interviewing Mike Gartner…

 

…Gartner was of course just in normal street clothes, and apparently didn’t have any hangers-on around him.  He explained that he just had to come down and see the victory parade (nearly 30 years after his Caps days and about 20 years since retiring).  The reporter and studio guy actually said something about his Caps career since a lot of viewers probably had little clue. From what I remember, a good chunk of the celebrating fans were young…

 

…and so one of the greatest in Caps history buzzes about and around that 2018 parade without garnering too much notice.  
 

“And now you know, the rest of the story.  Paul Harvey….good DAY!”

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