Bogdan Trineyev Makes AHL Debut In Game 2 Of Calder Cup Playoffs

Photo: The Hershey Bears

It’s been a whirlwind week for 20-year-old Washington Capitals forward prospect Bogdan Trineyev. On May 2 he signed an NHL contract with the Washington Capitals and the following day he signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Hershey Bears.

Trineyev then made his way from Russia to Hershey in time for a few practices this week and was thrust into the heat of it all in the Bears must-win Game 2 of their first round series with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday.

The move to play Trineyev was out of pure necessity, as the Bears lost Joe Snively and Cody Franson in Game 1 of the series on Friday night. Bears head coach Scott Allen said they needed to have somebody step up, and Trineyev was the guy. The 6’-2” right hander started at right wing on the top line with Mike Sgarbossa and Garrett Pilon.

“We didn’t know a whole lot about Bogdan, coming in. It’s been a difficult process to actually get him here. He’s practiced with us a few times,” said Allen following the game. “We saw enough that we liked what we saw. We thought he could handle it. I give him a lot of credit. I thought he played well tonight for us.”

Trineyev was fairly impressive, considering the circumstances and the importance of the game, and held his own for the entire game. In addition, he was on the ice in the closing minutes of a 2-1 game, signifying trust from the Bears coaches, and did well on both ends of the ice to help seal the victory.

Trineyev speaks essentially no English at this point, and leans heavily on fellow Russian Alex Alexeyev for a bulk of the translations during drills.

The Bears held on for the win, forcing a decisive Game 3 on Monday night. Allen said he was unsure of his lineup at this point for the winner-take-all game.

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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4 Responses to Bogdan Trineyev Makes AHL Debut In Game 2 Of Calder Cup Playoffs

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m excited for this guy.. as I stated before The Russian Pipeline to Caps is 1 of my favorite things/reasons I support the caps as much as I do. Of course alot of that is in part because OV turned out to be arguably the greatest ever, they had hits like Kuzy&Orlov etc. But also I fell in love with Hockey as a kid because the Russian 5&Stevie Y Dynasty of Redwings late 90s. So I have a affinity anytime theres a great Russian like Ov, Kirill the thrill. If there’s a chance caps can develop another OV or Kuzy.. lets go baby

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    Would love to learn more about the difficulties in getting Trineyev to Hershey. Stay tuned.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully he stays the summer, attends Caps Development camp, etc.

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