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The Washington Capitals, the NHL affiliate of the Hershey Bears, announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Dylan McIlrath and loaned forward Joe Snively to the Bears. The announcements were made by Washington senior vice president Brian MacLellan.
McIlrath, 30, made his Washington debut on Thursday versus the Florida Panthers. He has ten assists in 44 games this season for Hershey, serving as the club’s captain. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native is in his second season with Hershey, posting 10 points (4g, 6a) over 74 games in 2021-22, and also collecting 99 penalty minutes.
He’s appeared in 67 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings, and Capitals scoring five points (3g, 2a) and registering 121 penalty minutes. McIlrath was selected in the first round (10th overall) by the New York Rangers in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Snively, 27, has collected eight points (5g, 3a) in 13 games with the Bears this season. 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.
With Washington, Snively has scored three points (1g, 2a ) over eight games this season. The Herndon, Virginia, native became the first Virginia-born player to play for the Capitals in franchise history last season.
The Bears return to action this afternoon in the final game of a two-game set against the Checkers in Charlotte. Puck drop is set for 4PM.
The Capitals return to action on Tuesday when they host the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7PM.