Washington Capitals

Founded: 1974
Team Owner: Ted Leonsis
Head Coach: Barry Trotz
Captain: Alexander Ovechkin
Team Icon: Peter Bondra
Overall Record: 1379-1325-303
Minor League Affiliate: Hershey Bears (AHL), South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Stanley Cup Championships: nada
Arena: Verizon Center
Arena Capacity: 20,308
City: Washington, D.C.
Website: www.capitals.nhl.com
Washington Capitals

Really not much of an interesting story behind this nickname. A name-the-team contest was held, and out of all the submissions, team owner Abe Pollin chose Capitals because, well, Washington DC is the nation capital.

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