Capitals Re-Assign Travis Boyd to the Hershey Bears

With the Capitals on a bye week, the team sent Travis Boyd back to the Hershey Bears. Boyd was recalled yesterday in the team’s trip to Carolina with Andre Burakovsky unable to make it due to an illness. The Bears play the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on the road tonight. 

FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Travis Boyd to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Boyd, 24, recorded 27 points (8g, 19a) in 37 games with Hershey this season. In addition, Boyd registered eight multi-point games, including three straight from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. Boyd’s 12 power play assists is tied for seventh in the AHL this season.

Boyd made his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 4 and has played in two games for the Capitals this season.

Boyd registered 63 points (16g, 47a) in 76 games with the Bears during the 2016-17 season, setting career highs in points, assists and plus/minus (+19). The 5’11”, 185-pound forward led Hershey in points and assists last season and was named team MVP. In addition, he finished the season ranked tied for third in the AHL in assists and tied for sixth in points. Boyd was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team for the 2016-17 season and represented the Atlantic Division at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic. Boyd has registered 145 points (46g, 99a) in 191 career AHL games with Hershey.

Drafted with the Capitals’ sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft, Boyd played in four seasons for the University of Minnesota and recorded 96 points (32g, 64a) in 148 collegiate games. Boyd won the Big Ten championship in the 2014-15 season and was named to the Big Ten’s Second All-Star Team. Additionally, Boyd won a gold medal for Team USA in the U-18 World Junior Championship in 2011.

By Michael Marzzacco

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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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