Five years ago this week, the Washington Capitals won Game Five against the Vegas Golden Knights to take home the Stanley Cup. The win marked the franchise’s first-ever Cup victory and permanently enshrined the team in DC Sports history.
In the intervening years, the players on that Cup-winning roster have largely gone their separate ways, leaving Washington via trades, signings, or retirement. Of the 20 players who suited up for Game Five, only six remain on the team today: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, TJ Oshie, and Tom Wilson.
The 14 former players have gone on to have a wide variety of careers. Many continue to play elsewhere in the NHL, some have taken their talents abroad, while others have decided to hang up their skates.
As we celebrate five years since the Caps won it all, let’s take some time to see what the Stanley Cup Champs are up to now.