The Washington Capitals announced Tuesday morning that they have re-assigned defenseman Paul LaDue from the Hershey Bears to the Capitals taxi squad.
#Caps assign defenseman Paul LaDue from Hershey (AHL) to Taxi Squad.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 13, 2021
LaDue has two goals and four assists in 16 games played so far this season with the Hershey Bears.
The Washington Capitals signed the right-handed defenseman to a one-year, $700,000 contract on October 10.
LaDue, 28, recorded an assist in two games with the Los Angeles Kings last season. Additionally, the 6’2”, 200-pound defenseman registered 27 points (9g, 18a) in 48 games with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The Grand Forks, N.D., native recorded five points (2g, 3a) in 33 games with the Kings in the 2018-19 season. LaDue led all team defensemen with at least 15 games played in shot attempt percentage at five-on-five (402 shot attempts for, 393 against) and ranked second in hits per 60 minutes of play (7.01).
LaDue attended the University of North Dakota, winning an NCAA Championship during the 2015-16 season.