Hershey Bears Sign Defenseman Macoy Erkamps


Photo: Brandon Wheat Kings

On Tuesday the Hershey Bears announced the signing of defenseman Macoy Erkamps to a one-year contract.

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Hershey, PA-September 29, 2020)-The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has signed defenseman Macoy Erkamps, agreeing to a one-year, American Hockey League contract.

Erkamps, 25, has spent the past two seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In the shortened 2019-20 campaign, 6-foot, 196-pound defender skated in 36 games, registering four assists and 44 penalty minutes. He also played in three games with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers, notching an assist.

The British Columbia native has appeared in 117 career AHL games with Binghamton, Belleville, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, collecting 14 points (one goal, 13 assists). Additionally, Erkamps has scored 32 points (seven goals, 25 assists) in 84 career ECHL games with Wichita, Brampton, and Wheeling.

Prior to turning pro, Erkamps was the captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, leading the club to a championship in 2016. He led all WHL defenders with 58 assists that season, and his 71 points ranked second among league blueliners.

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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2 Responses to Hershey Bears Sign Defenseman Macoy Erkamps

  1. Ryan says:

    Anyone going to take a shot at who the Caps pick first round this year? I’m thinking they’re going with a winger. Reichel, Amirov, Perreault look like good scoring wingers alongside the future McMichael!

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Good question, Ryan. MacLellan ALWAYS says they will take the best player available, regardless of position. It’s a good theory that makes sense, but I can’t imagine they would ALWAYS do that. They need forwards, badly.

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