Capitals Return Garrett Pilon To Hershey To Make Room For Nicolas Aube-Kubel

The Washington Capitals announced Saturday afternoon that they have returned forward Garrett Pilon to the Hershey Bears. Pilon was recalled from Hershey earlier this week. The move was necessary to make room for Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who was claimed off waivers on Saturday.

Pilon, who cleared waivers following training camp, was not required to clear waivers again in order to return to Hershey.


The Washington Capitals announced today that forward Garrett Pilon has been loaned to Hershey Bears. The announcement was made by Washington’s senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan.

Pilon, 24, has collected five points (1g, 4a) in seven games this season for Hershey. He led Hershey in goals last season (17), and posted career-bests in assists (25) and points (42) over 60 games with the Chocolate and White.

He has appeared in three career NHL games for the Capitals, scoring his first NHL goal on Nov. 16, 2021 at Anaheim. He did not see any game action during his latest recall.

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 Capitals Return Garrett Pilon To Hershey To Make Room For Nicolas Aube-Kubel

  1. Anonymous says:

    Does Aubé-Kubel get sweater tonight or is he a scratch because he just got here?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Sounds like he’ll be a scratch. He didn’t know Caps claimed him until 2PM, so doubtful he would be able to go. Assuming he’s traveling from Toronto.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s less than a two hour flight between Toronto and National. But I’d assume the team wants a practice with him first.

        • novafyre says:

          I would think. But the Rays signed a goalie from their first opponent, told him to just stay there, and he met the team when they arrived hours before the game. Won the game too.

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