Capitals Recall Chandler Stephenson from Hershey

Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson skates with the puck in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Photo: Washington Times

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

The Capitals hit the road for a three-game road trip immediately following Sunday’s game with the Flyers. The move will provide a 13th forward for the road trip, should an injury or unexpected scratch occur. The St. Louis and Dallas segments of the road trip include the annual Capitals’ Fathers Trip.

From Capitals Press Release:

Stephenson, 22, played in nine games with the Capitals last season and made his NHL debut on Oct. 15, 2015 vs. Chicago. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has earned 23 points (6g, 17a) in 36 games with Hershey (AHL) this season and ranks tied for third on the team in assists and fifth in points. He tallied three assists on Nov. 18 against Syracuse and has earned seven points in his last eight games (12/26-1/13: 2g, 5a). Last season, Stephenson set AHL career highs in assists (21), points (28) and penalty minutes (26). The 6’0”, 204-pound forward has earned 66 points (21g, 45a) in 138 career AHL games with Hershey.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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