Capitals Recall Brett Leason From Hershey, T.J. Oshie Placed On Injured Reserve


The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that they have recalled forward Brett Leason from Hershey. They also announced that they have placed right wing T.J. Oshie on the Injured Reserve list. Oshie was injured in the Capitals last game against the Detroit Red Wings, and is listed “week—to-week” with a lower-body injury.

Leason, 22, has one goal in five games with Hershey this season and is tied for third on the team with 11 shots.

Leason, a 6’-5”, 225 lb right-winger, was drafted by the Capitals in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and spent the last two seasons playing for the Hershey Bears in the AHL. Leason was signed to a three-year entry-level deal on July 11, 2019. He will be a restricted free agent at the end of the 2021-22 season.

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FROM THE CAPITALS

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled right wing Brett Leason from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and have placed right wing T.J. Oshie on the Injured Reserve list, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Leason, 22, has one goal in five games with Hershey this season and is tied for third on the team with 11 shots.

The 6’5″, 215-pound right wing recorded 20 points (9g, 11a) in 33 games during the 2020-21 season with Hershey, including 13 points (5g, 8a) in his final 15 games. The Calgary, Alberta, native surpassed his rookie point total of 14 (3g, 11a) set in 2019-20 in 17 fewer games in 2020-21, while also tripling his goal total. Leason ranked fourth on Hershey in goals and points and second in shots (74). Additionally, Leason was one of five skaters to appear in all 33 of Hershey’s games and was the only Hershey player to record a power play goal (1), a shorthanded goal (1) and a game-winning goal (2).

In 88 career games with Hershey, Leason has 35 points (13g, 22a).

At the junior level, Leason registered 89 points (36g, 53a) in 55 games with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL) during the 2018-19 season.  In 190 career WHL games between Prince Albert and the Tri-City Americans, Leason recorded 140 points (60g, 80a). He received the 2019 E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence in 2019, presented annually by the NHL to a prospect who best exemplifies commitment to excellence through strength of character, competitiveness and athleticism.

Leason represented Team Canada in the 2019 World Junior Championship, recording five points (3g, 2a) in five games.

The Capitals selected Leason with their second round pick, 56th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.


Leason met with the media following the team’s morning skate on Friday.

The Capitals finish their brief two-game homestand tonight when they host the Arizona Coyotes at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00 PM.

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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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3 Responses to Capitals Recall Brett Leason From Hershey, T.J. Oshie Placed On Injured Reserve

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good deal. He needs games this season if he is to be ready for a more consistent role next season.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I thought Becks would get the call but very happy for Brett and hope vs the worst team they sit Nic and give Brett a go…

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