Humble Beginnings

Archie Henderson

Did you know?

Archie Henderson holds the distinction of being the first non-goaltender to wear a number higher than 29 for the Capitals. The biggest player in team history (6-foot-6, 220 pounds) at the time, Henderson was issued a goaltender’s jersey (No. 31) when he reported for his first NHL duty in December, 1980. It was the only jersey available that would fit the big winger.




The Players

Bobby Carpenter  
Guy Charron  
Rick Green  
Al Jenson  
Yvon Labre  
Dennis Maruk  
Ryan Walter  
Ace Bailey  
Michael Belhumeur  
Edburg & Svensson  
Greg Joly  
Ron Low  
Marson & Riley  
Bill Mikkelson  
Doug Mohns  
Bryan Watson  
Tommy Williams  
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Pierre Bouchard  
Denis Depere  
Stan Gilbertson  
Archie Henderson  
Ron Lalonde  
Gord Lane  
Mike Palmateer  
Robert Picard  
Nelson Pyatt  
Tom Rowe