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In a release this morning, the Hershey Bears announced that Washington’s 3rd round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, Garrett Pilon, has been added to the roster. The center is joining the Bears at a time when Hershey is very lean at that position.
Pilon is an 18-year-old native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who has appeared in 67 regular season games this season with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. He scored 20 goals and added 45 assists, finishing first on the team in assists. Additionally, he appeared in six playoff games this season scoring a goal and adding three assists. His first season with the Kamloops was 2015-2016 where he appeared in a total of 78 regular season and playoff games, logging 50 points (17 goals and 34 assists).
Pilon signed his entry-level contract with the Capitals. It is a three-year deal set to start with next season. Pilon’s last name should certainly be familiar to NHL fans. His father, Rich, was a defender who skated for the St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders, and New York Rangers.
By Julie Beidler
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