The Potomac native and former Capitals captain returned on a one-year deal this summer after spending five seasons away from his hometown team.
Nov. 2, 1999 Rookie center Jeff Halpern skates by Carolina goalie Arturs Irbe after putting the puck in the net to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead. Halpern, who grew up in Potomac, wasn't considered even a marginal prospect until late in his collegiate career. The Capitals invited him to a rookie camp after his strong junior season and signed him after he graduated from Princeton. Rich Lipski/The Washington Post Buy Photo