Capitals Recall Joe Snively From Hershey

The Washington Capitals announced Tuesday morning that they have recalled forward Joe Snively from Hershey. The move was made in response to the team’s earlier announcement that captain Alex Ovechkin will be away from the team in order to tend to family matters.


The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Joe Snively from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Snively has recorded one assist in six games with Washington this season. The Herndon, Virginia, native became the first Virginia-born player to play for the Capitals in franchise history last season. In 12 games in 2021-22, Snively recorded seven points (4g, 3a), including a three-point effort (2g, 1a) on Feb. 10, 2022 against the Montreal Canadiens. Snively became one of 15 rookies in franchise history to record at least seven points in his first 10 games. In 18 career NHL games with the Capitals, Snively has recorded eight points (4g, 4a).

In 13 games with Hershey this season, Snively has recorded eight points (5g, 3a). The 5’9”, 179-pound forward ranks tied for fifth on the Bears in power-play goals and seventh in points per game (0.62). Snively recorded 38 points (15g, 23a) in 35 games with Hershey in 2021-22 and ranked third on the team in points and fourth in goals. During the 2020-21 season, Snively registered 17 points (6g, 11a) in 30 games for the Bears. In 132 career AHL games with Hershey, Snively has recorded 94 points (40g, 54a).

Snively trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during his youth and was a participant in Washington’s Little Caps program.



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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5 Responses to Capitals Recall Joe Snively From Hershey

  1. Anonymous says:

    Go get ‘em Joe!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully he gets a game or two. Let the kid play!

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