18 - Number of draft-day trades the Caps have made throughout team history, per CapsToday, which provides the full list in the team's 2012 Draft Guide:
June 24, 2000: Caps acquired a 2nd round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft (Matt Pettinger) from Calgary for Miika Elomo.
June 26, 1999: Caps acquired their own 9th round pick in the 1999 Entry Draft (Igor Shadilov) from Chicago for a 7th round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft.
June 28, 1994: Caps acquired Rob Pearson and Philadelphia’s 1st round pick (previously acquired, Nolan Baumgartner) in the 1994 Entry Draft from Toronto for Mike Ridley and St. Louis’ 1st round pick in the 1994 Entry Draft (previously acquired, Eric Fichaud).
June 26, 1993: Caps acquired a 7th round pick in the 1993 Entry Draft (Andrew Brunette) from Calgary for Brad Schlegel.
June 26, 1993: Caps acquired Craig Berube from Calgary for a 5th round pick in the 1993 Entry Draft (Darryl Lafrance).
June 20, 1992: Caps acquired Kevin Miller from Detroit for Dino Ciccarelli.
June 22, 1991: Caps acquired Toronto’s 2nd round pick in the 1991 Entry Draft (previously acquired, Eric Lavigne) from Quebec for Mikhail Tatarinov.
June 17, 1989: Caps acquired Alan May from Los Angeles for a 5th round pick in the 1989 Entry Draft (Thomas Newman).
June 17, 1989: Caps acquired Bob Mason from Quebec for future considerations.
June 13, 1987: Caps acquired Clint Malarchuk and Dale Hunter from Quebec for Gaetan Duchesne, Alan Haworth and a 1st round pick in the 1987 Entry Draft (Joe Sakic).
June 8, 1983: Caps acquired Dave Christian from Winnipeg for a 1st round pick in the 1983 Entry Draft (Bobby Dollas).
June 9, 1982: Caps acquired Alan Haworth and a 3rd round pick (Milan Novy) in the 1982 Entry Draft from Buffalo for a 2nd round pick (Mike Anderson) and a 4th round pick (Timo Jutila) in the 1982 Entry Draft.
June 9, 1982: Caps acquired Ken Houston and Pat Riggin from Calgary for Howard Walker, George White, a 6th round pick in the 1982 Entry Draft (Mats Kihlstrom), a 3rd round pick in the 1983 Entry Draft (Parry Berezan), and a 2nd round pick in the 1984 Entry Draft (Paul Ranheim).
June 11, 1980: Caps acquired Mike Palmateer and Toronto’s 3rd round pick in the 1980 Entry Draft (Torrie Robertson) from Toronto for Tim Coulis, Robert Picard and a 2nd round pick in the 1980 Entry Draft (Bob McGill).