Bears Recall Defenseman Martin Has From ECHL South Carolina

The Hershey Bears announced on Sunday morning that they have recalled Martin Has from ECHL South Carolina. The move comes as the Capitals are expected to announce that they have recalled Lucas Johansen and Dylan McIlrath from Hershey later today.


The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Martin Has from the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. The announcement was made by Hershey vice president of hockey operations Bryan Helmer.

Has, 21, has appeared in 12 games with the Stingrays this season, posting three points (1g, 2a). He scored in his professional debut on Oct. 29 at Greenville.

The 6’4″, 210-pound defender appeared in 57 games last season for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, scoring 20 points (8g, 12a). He also collected an additional six points (2g, 4a) over 16 postseason appearances as Shawinigan claimed a QMJHL championship.

The native of Prague, Czech Republic also played 21 games in the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20 with North Bay and Guelph, posting six assists. The defender was selected in the fifth round, 153rd overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft by Washington.

Has, a 6′-4″, right-handed defenseman from the Czech Republic, was selected 153rd overall in the fifth round of the 2019 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals (Capitals traded up to get Has). The 21 year-old went unsigned by the Capitals.

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The Hershey Bears announced on October 8 that the team had signed Has to a one-year deal. Has was injured in the Bears first pre-season game.

The Bears announced on October 26 that they had loaned Has to ECHL South Carolina.

All of the recent recalls are in response to injuries sustained by Capitals defensemen Martin Fehervary and Alex Alexeyev.

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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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7 Responses to Bears Recall Defenseman Martin Has From ECHL South Carolina

  1. hockeydruid says:

    WOW lots of moves on the D lines, guess that means that Fehervary and Alexeyev are going to b out more than day to day and that Orlov still are not ready. NO problem with Orly taking his time getting back healthy. .

    • KimRB says:

      Maybe Rod Langway should sharpen his skates. Our defense men are dropping like flies

      • Jonathan says:

        I like the way you think. And he can intimidate the crap out of the opponents because he doesn’t have to wear a facemask. I hope it’s not because he should be wearing a facemask.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    • novafyre says:

      He had an assist in the Rays’ loss yesterday.

    • Jonathan says:

      Have you seen him on video or in person this year?

      • novafyre says:

        I used to watch the Rays days after, even a couple of weeks after when I had time but FloHockey is not cooperating right now. So I have missed a few weeks worth. Was traveling and went to watch when I came back but no games. On Roku’s version at least. So short answer is no. He was not memorable when I was watching.

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