The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Mike Vecchione from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Vecchione, 29, ranks second on Hershey this season with 36 points (12g, 24a) and leads the team with 24 assists. The 5’10”, 193-pound forward is just four points shy of tying his AHL career high in points in a season (2017-18: 40 points).
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The Saugus, Mass., native has appeared in two career NHL games, both with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2016-17 season.
Vecchione recorded 10 points (7g, 3a) in 18 games with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, tying for the third-most goals on the team.
Vecchione entered the 2020-21 season with three consecutive AHL seasons with at least 36 points, including a career high of 40 points (17g, 23a) as a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the 2017-18 season.
Vecchione originally signed with Philadelphia on March 31, 2017 following four seasons at Union College (NCAA), where he recorded 176 points (71g, 105a) in 149 career games, additionally serving as team captain for his junior and senior seasons.
In 254 career AHL games between Hershey, Lehigh Valley, the San Antonio Rampage and Colorado, Vecchione has recorded 160 points (72g, 88a).