5 random players you forgot were on the Washington Capitals

Jason Arnott, Washington Capitals. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Shawn Chambers. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport
Shawn Chambers. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport /

Washington Capitals: Shawn Chambers

Like Arnott five years after him, Chambers scored the last goal of a Devils championship run. On June 24, 1995, his second strike of the night cemented the 5-2 upshot that, in turn, cemented New Jersey’s sweep of Detroit.

As it was for Arnott five years later, Dallas was Chambers’ next destination. Joining the Stars in the summer of 1997 meant rejoining the franchise he started with in Minnesota. He stayed in Texas long enough to win another Cup in 1999.

In between, Chambers placed 16th among the 1996 Norris Trophy candidates, one of the bright spots on the defending champion Devils as they missed the playoffs.

Between Minnesota and New Jersey, Chambers had his briefest tenure in one Southeastern market, and his most prolific in another. A knee injury that shortened his final North Stars season lingered and restricted him to two games with Washington in 1991-92.

Chambers only managed a pair of back-to-back Capitals games in late January of that year, along with five outings for the AHL’s Baltimore Skipjacks. He would not see NHL action again for 10 months, and the Lightning claimed him in the intervening Expansion Draft.

With all that said, he returned refreshed, scoring two points in his Tampa Bay debut and being productive in seven of his first eight ventures with the Bolts. He finished his two full Lightning seasons with double digit goals and 30-plus points, then went to New Jersey midway through 1994-95 for his first of two team triumphs.