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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 have an extra roster spot that Stephenson will occupy. He’ll join team in Ottawa today. The Capitals are on the road tonight and Thursday before the All-Star break, and need insurance while on the road.
Chandler Stephenson is on my connecting flight to Ottawa, so yeah, he’s been recalled by Caps.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 24, 2017
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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 24 points (6g, 18a) in 39 games with Hershey (AHL) this season and ranks fourth on the team in assists and fifth in points. Last season, Stephenson set AHL career highs in assists (21), points (28) and penalty minutes (26). The 6’0”, 204-pound forward has earned 67 points (21g, 46a) in 141 career AHL games with Hershey.
This is the second recall to Washington this season for the Saskatoon native. Stephenson skated in nine games with the Capitals during the 2015-16 season, making his NHL debut on Oct. 15, 2015 in Washington’s 4-1 win over Chicago.
By Jon Sorensen