Capitals Re-assign Brian Pinho And Philippe Maillet From Taxi Squad To Hershey Bears

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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning that they have re-assigned forwards Brian Pinho and Philippe Maillet from the Capitals taxi squad to the AHL Hershey Bears.

Today’s move corresponds with yesterday’s call-up of Mike Sgarbossa and Garrett Pilon from the Hershey Bears to the Washington Capitals taxi squad. The maximum limit of the taxi squad is five players.

Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette said in his post-practice media availability on Tuesday that the team would be cycling players to get them some game action in Hershey as well as give other players the opportunity to practice with the team.


(Hershey, PA- March 24, 2021) – The Hershey Bears and their NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals, have announced the following roster moves.

Re-assigned to Hershey (Mar. 24):
Phillippe Maillet, F
Brian Pinho, F

Re-assigned to the Washington Taxi Squad (Mar. 23):
Garrett Pilon, F
Mike Sgarbossa, F

Re-assigned to South Carolina (ECHL) by Hershey (Mar. 23):
Macoy Erkamps, D

Released from professional tryout by Hershey (Mar. 23):
Billy Christopoulos, G

Maillet, 28, led Hershey in scoring last season with 44 points (17g, 27a) over 61 games. He has appeared in one game with the Capitals this season, making his NHL debut on Feb. 7 versus Philadelphia.

Pinho, 25, finished second on the Bears in goals last season with 20, and ranked fourth on the club in points with 47 (20g, 17a). He led the club in game-winning goals (4) and shorthanded goals (3). He has played in two games with the Capitals this season after making his NHL debut in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Maillet will wear #19 for Hershey and Pinho will wear #28.

By Jon Sorensen

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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1 Response to Capitals Re-assign Brian Pinho And Philippe Maillet From Taxi Squad To Hershey Bears

  1. Marky says:

    I like the Sgarbossa and Pilon moves to the Caps. I’d really like to see Pilon in a Caps game to see how it goes.

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