Capitals Recall Garrett Pilon From Hershey


The Washington Capitals announced on Monday morning that they have recalled forward Garrett Pilon from Hershey. He will make the west coast trip with the team.

During the 2020-21 season, the Mineola, New York, native recorded 16 points (4g, 12a) in 14 games with the Bears, ranking third on Hershey in points per game (1.14).

Pilon, 23, made his NHL debut with the Capitals last season on May 8, 2021, against the Philadelphia Flyers. This season, the 6’0″, 190-pound forward leads Hershey with 11 points (5g, 6a) in 13 games and is tied for first in goals.


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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Garrett Pilon from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Pilon, 23, made his NHL debut with the Capitals last season on May 8, 2021, against the Philadelphia Flyers. This season, the 6’0″, 190-pound forward leads Hershey with 11 points (5g, 6a) in 13 games and is tied for first in goals.

During the 2020-21 season, the Mineola, New York, native recorded 16 points (4g, 12a) in 14 games with the Bears, ranking third on Hershey in points per game (1.14).

Pilon set career highs in goals (18) and points (36) during the shortened 2019-20 AHL season with Hershey. He ranked third on Hershey in goals, fifth in points and tied for second in power play goals (5). Pilon recorded a combined 17 points (10g, 7a) in Hershey’s final 22 games.

In 159 career games with Hershey, Pilon has recorded 96 points (37g, 59a).

From the 2015-16 season to 2017-18, Pilon played in 207 combined games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) between the Kamloops Blazers and the Everett Silvertips, recording 192 points (69g, 123a). During his final season in the WHL in 2017-18, Pilon recorded 80 points (34g, 46a) in 69 combined games between Kamloops and Everett.

Pilon was selected with the Capitals’ third round pick, 87th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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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4 Responses to Capitals Recall Garrett Pilon From Hershey

  1. DC Scappeli says:

    Interesting move…let’s see what we have in our young guys. The future is now! Let’s go Caps!

  2. novafyre says:

    I assume that this is because of the road trip and wanting to have a spare just in case. No one is being sent down and no mention of any new injury to an existing Caps player.

    Great seeing these new faces doing so well on the Caps, but do spare a moment for the Bears. Yes, they love seeing their guys get these opportunities, but they do also want to put on a great show for their fans and this year with all the callups, it has been hard. Their coach admitted in an interview that preparing players for the NHL is their #1 goal but they do need to keep their fans happy to stay afloat.

  3. DWGie26 says:

    I knew they wanted to have an extra forward for the road trip. But i thought that spot would be taken by Dowd and/or Oshie who would come off IR. They are both likely pretty close in which case Leason and Protas will be going back. I too want to see both do well, but just like in the NHL it has to be next man up mentality. Great opportunity for the next crop of youngsters to step up and show what they’ve got!

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