Washington Capitals prospect goaltender Vitek Vanecek has been reassigned to the Hershey Bears.
The 20-year-old from the Czech Republic spent his first season in North America playing for the Capitals ECHL affiliate the South Carolina Stingrays where he posted an impressive 18-7-5-1 record in the regular season and played an intrigued part in the Stingrays playoff run where he started in 11 games and posted a 6-2-2 record.
Statement from the South Carolina Stingrays,
“Goaltender Vitek Vanecek has been reassigned to the Hershey Bears. He will join the Bears as they open the Calder Cup Finals tonight. Additionally, the Bears have signed Dylan Margonari to a Tryout Agreement. Margonari skated in four playoff games with the Stingrays.”
The 2014 second round pick for the Washington Capitals has progressed in his developmental phase with the organization. According to General Fanager, Vanecek is a restricted-free-agent until the 2018-19 season and is currently being paid $894,166 per year as part of his entry deal.
By Andrei Poleshchuk