Washington Capitals

Founded: 1974
Team Owner: Ted Leonsis
Head Coach: Peter Laviolette
Captain: Alexander Ovechkin
Team Icon: Peter Bondra
Overall Record: 1,744-1,493-303
Minor League Affiliate: Hershey Bears (AHL), South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Stanley Cup Championships: 1 (2017–18)
Arena: Capital One Arena
Arena Capacity: 18,573
City: Washington, D.C.
Website: www.nhl.com/capitals
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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