Hershey Bears Re-assign Capitals Goaltender Garin Bjorklund To South Carolina, Release Peter Laviolette

Sunday has been a day of roster trimming for the Washington Capitals, as the team announced earlier that Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Lucas Johansen, Henrik Borgstrom and Brett Leason have been placed on waivers with the intention of loaning the players to the Hershey Bears.

The Bears were also in roster-trimming mode on Sunday, re-assigning seven players from their training camp roster to the ECHL, including Capitals prospect Garin Bjorklund and Peter Laviolette.


The Hershey Bears have announced the following reductions to the club’s 2022 Training Camp Roster:

Assigned to South Carolina (ECHL):
Alexandre Fortin, F
Ryan Scarfo, F
Michael Kim, D

Re-assigned to South Carolina (ECHL) by Washington (NHL):
Garin Bjorklund, G

Released from Tryout and will report to South Carolina (ECHL):
Jarid Lukosevicius, F

Released from Tryout and will report to Reading (ECHL):
Shane Sellar, F

Released from Tryout and will report to Wheeling (ECHL):
Peter Laviolette, F

Bjorklund, a 6’-2”, 180lb goaltender from Grande Priaire, Alberta, was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round (#179 overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Bjorklund, 20, was signed by the Capitals on April 29, 2022 to a three-year, $843,000 per season entry-level deal. He was expected to begin the 2022-23 season in South Carolina.

Laviolette, son of Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette, has participated in Capitals training camp and Bears training camp, but signed with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

By Jon Sorensen

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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 Hershey Bears Re-assign Capitals Goaltender Garin Bjorklund To South Carolina, Release Peter Laviolette

  1. novafyre says:

    Since the final Caps waivers won’t clear until tomorrow afternoon and I think the Bears have one more preseason game I assume we can expect more moves before the roster is finalized?

  2. steven says:

    Its curious why would the Caps want or allow Peter to practice in Hershey if he signed with Wheeling?

  3. KimRB says:

    Now if only the Capitals would release Laviolette Senior! And bring in Spencer Carbery.

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