Capitals Re-assign Liam O’Brien to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Liam O’Brien to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Before departing for Hershey, Liam “Big Tuna” O’Brien took time to sign a few autographs, and high-five a young fan.

O’Brien, 24, has registered two points (one goal, one assist) and 28 penalty minutes in 17 career games with the Capitals. The 6’1”, 215-pound forward made his NHL debut on Oct. 9, 2014 against Montreal, earned his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 14, 2014 against San Jose and scored his first career NHL goal on Oct. 26, 2014 at Vancouver.

This year with Hershey, the Halifax, Nova Scotia, native has three goals in nine games and ranks second on the Bears with 13 penalty minutes.

In 74 games with Hershey last season, O’Brien recorded 28 points (15g, 13a), ranked fifth on the team in goals and second in penalty minutes (118).

O’Brien has earned 111 points (56g, 55a) and 568 penalty minutes in 320 career AHL games with Hershey.

O’Brien signed with Washington as a free agent on Oct. 6, 2014 and re-signed on June 10, 2019.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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