Capitals Re-Call Axel Jonsson-Fjallby From Hershey

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The Washington Capitals announced Wednesday morning that they have recalled forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and have assigned him to the taxi squad.

Jonsson-Fjallby, 23, has recorded one assist in eight games with Washington this season and made his NHL debut on Nov. 8, 2021, against the Buffalo Sabres. The 6’1″, 189-pound forward is tied for third on Hershey this season with 21 points (10g, 11a) in 26 games.

In 31 games with the Bears last season, the Stockholm, Sweden, native recorded 15 points (10g, 5a) and set an AHL career high in goals per game (0.32). Jonsson-Fjallby also played in 26 games with Vastervik IK in the Swedish Hockey League, where he recorded 15 points (4g, 11a).

In 134 career games with the Bears, Jonsson-Fjallby has recorded 62 points (34g, 28a).

The Capitals selected Jonsson-Fjallby with their fifth-round pick, 147th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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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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5 Responses to Capitals Re-Call Axel Jonsson-Fjallby From Hershey

  1. Anonymous says:

    This could be a pre-deadline move, make sure he’s all set to assume Hagelin spot. I think he’s more than ready.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think Shane G deserves a call up as well.

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