The Washington Capitals re-assigned Madison Bowey back to the Hershey Bears on Tuesday afternoon just hours after the team’s optional practice. This move will give Bowey more playing time with the Capitals AHL club. Bowey has been scratched from the lineup for the last nine games ever since the team had acquired both Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek via two separate trades.
FROM THE CAPITALS
The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Madison Bowey to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Bowey, 22, made his NHL debut on Oct. 14 against the Philadelphia Flyers. The 6’2″, 198-pound defenseman recorded his first point on Oct. 26 against the Vancouver Canucks. In 51 games this season, Bowey has 12 assists, ranking eighth among rookie defensemen. Bowey also has recorded two multi-assist games this season.
Bowey played in one game with Hershey this season. In the 2016-17 season, Bowey recorded 14 points (3g, 11a) in 43 games. In the 2015-16 season, Bowey led all Bears defensemen in points (29) and assists (25), was named as Hershey’s Defenseman of the Year and won the John Travers/Steve Summers Award for the highest plus/minus on the team. In 105 career AHL games, Bowey has recorded 43 points (7g, 36a). The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was drafted by the Capitals with the 53rdoverall pick in the second round of the 2013 draft. As a junior player with the Kelowna Rockets, a team he captained for two seasons, Bowey recorded 172 points (58g, 114a) in 259 games. In 2015, Bowey won the World Junior Championship with Team Canada and the Ed Chynoweth Cup as a WHL champion and was named as a First Team All Star in the WHL.
By Michael Marzzacco