Report: Damien Riat Recalled By Capitals

The Tribune deGeneve is reporting that Washington Capitals prospect Damien Riat has been recalled by the team. The report states that Riat will play in tonight’s game for Geneve-Servette against Biel, before flying to Washington.

Riat, a 6’0”, right-handed winger has scored 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in 15 games for Geneve-Servette this season.

“I signed for two seasons there and I am ready to put all my energy and chances on my side to succeed. I am ready to be patient and go through the AHL if necessary. When you see the Caps’ line-up, you have to be really strong to integrate into it,” said Riat.

The Capitals signed Riat to a two-year entry level contract on March 5. Riat was preparing to report to Hershey when the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown hockey a week later. Riat’s contract will carry an average annual value of $817,500.

“It will certainly not be easy for me in Washington. But I will do everything I can to take the chance this time and make the leap onto the team. My goal is to play in the NHL as soon as possible. I work on that every day,” he said. “I want to be successful and win championships. I feel like all players. I am of course aware that this requires a lot of hard work,” Riat said back in October.

The Capitals loaned Riat to the Geneve-Servette Hockey Club of the Swiss National League on August 4 to begin the 2020-21 hockey season. It was expected that the Capitals would recall Riat to North America when the organization’s 2020-21 season training camp opens.

By Jon Sorensen

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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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4 Responses to Report: Damien Riat Recalled By Capitals

  1. hockeydruid says:

    Is this another guy for RW on the 3rd line or straight 4th liner? They are going to have to get scoring from all 4 lines and at least 20 goals from the D to be competitive this year.

  2. hockeydruid says:

    Is he compeeteing for a spot on the 3rd line or is he going to be a straight 4th liner? Going to have to have goals from all lines and at least 20 from the D to be competitive this year!

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