Hendrix Lapierre Scores Two Goals In Return From Injury

After sustaining an injury against the Moncton Wildcats on April 1, which caused him to miss the next six games to start the month of April, Washington Capitals forward prospect Hendrix Lapierre returned to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan’s lineup on Thursday and returned to the score sheet the following game on Saturday against the Charlottetown Islanders.

Lapierre, 20, potted a pair of goals in the first period against the Islanders. His first strike came at 10:56 of the period, extending the Titan’s lead to 2-0. Lapierre received a beautiful exit pass off the boards and deked the netminder for the open-goal shot. It was his 20th goal of the season.

Lapierre’s second goal came five minutes later in the opening frame. He knocked home a close-range shot from the right side on the power play, giving the Titan a 3-0 lead.

The Islanders would rally to win the game, 5-3.

Lapierre has totaled 21 goals and 30 assists in 37 games played so far this season for a 1.38 points per game average, which is 4th-best on the Titan and 15th best in the Quebec Men’s Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Lapierre and Acadie-Bathurst have seven more games in the regular season and have already clinched a postseason spot, which starts at the beginning of May.

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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3 Responses to Hendrix Lapierre Scores Two Goals In Return From Injury

  1. steven says:

    Can twait for this young mad to make the lineup next year. Wonder if Eller will be traded or Backy retire? He would be great o the 2nd line. How is he on faceoffs?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I think Lapierre will spend some time in Hershey toughening up a bit. There’s an outside shot he becomes 13F, but I wouldn’t rush him. Just glad to see home get out of the CHL.

      • redLitYogi says:

        agreed. He’ll need some more time to learn to deal with the pro game. I hope he does get the opportunity in the spring of ’23 but we’ll see, the Caps are pretty conservative in their callups.

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