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.
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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.
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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