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.
Connor McMichael with his first back in Hershey. Game tied 1-1. #ALLCAPS #HBH pic.twitter.com/PU0UKeKiuo
— Capitals Prospects (@jon_m_sorensen) November 24, 2022
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
He needed it, Fyre.
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!!
He needed that so much for his confidence, Druid. You could tell it was a load off.
So next year assuming Nick is back. We keep Strome. We can’t move Kuzy. Does that leave CMc in Hershey again?
Atta boy, Connor!
Love to see McMichael score. Have some fun young man!