Answering the Call: Connor McMichael Scores First Goal Since Being Loaned to the Hershey Bears


After sitting on the sidelines at the NHL level for a large majority of start of the 2022-23 season, the Washington Capitals loaned former first-round pick Connor McMichael to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears to provide him with regular playing time and a chance to contribute.

On Wednesday night, McMichael scored his first goal since being loaned to the Bears, tying the Springfield Thunderbirds late in the second period of the contest.

In 2020-21, McMichae led Hershey in scoring, recording 14 goals and 27 Points in 33 Games Played in his first substantial taste of professional hockey due to the coronavirus pandemic. In six games played at the NHL level this season, McMichael has no points.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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8 Responses to Answering the Call: Connor McMichael Scores First Goal Since Being Loaned to the Hershey Bears

  1. novafyre says:

    Great news!

  2. hockeydruid says:

    Fantastic!! Play hard Connor and get back in game shape and mindset and get ready for next year!! OR maybe after the New Year if the team keeps going this way and there are a few trades!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Atta boy, Connor!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very good

  5. dwgie26 says:

    Love to see McMichael score. Have some fun young man!

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