Capitals have Loaned Aaron Ness to Hershey

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After the Capitals placed Aaron Ness on waivers Tuesday afternoon, other NHL teams had 24-hours to claim him. That 24-hour period expired at noon on Wednesday. Since Ness cleared waivers and didn’t getting picked up by anybody, the Capitals loaned him to the Hershey Bears

FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The Washington Capitals have loaned defenseman Aaron Ness to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Ness, 27, played in eight games with Washington this season and registered one assist. In 18 career games with the Capitals, the Roseau, Minn., native has recorded three assists. The 5’10”, 184-pound defenseman made his Washington debut on Jan. 2, 2016 at Columbus and earned his first Capitals point with an assist on Jan. 5, 2016 at Boston. Ness was drafted by the New York Islanders in the second round, 40th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft and has recorded six points (1g, 5a) in 47 career NHL games with the New York Islanders and Washington.

Ness registered 17 points (5g, 12a) in 51 games with Hershey (AHL) last season and was tied for second among Bears defensemen in points, third in goals and tied for third in assists. Additionally, Ness finished third among Hershey defensemen in primary points per game (0.20). In 393 career AHL games with Bridgeport and Hershey, Ness has recorded 167 points (34g, 133a).

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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