Capitals Recall Joe Snively From Hershey

The Washington Capitals announced Monday morning that they have recalled forward Joe Snively from Hershey.


ARLINGTON, Va.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 three points (1g, 2a) in nine 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 21 career NHL games with the Capitals, Snively has recorded 10 points (5g, 5a) and a +4 plus/minus rating.

In 31 games with Hershey this season, Snively has recorded 25 points (9g, 16a). The 5’9”, 179-pound forward ranks third on the Bears in points per game (0.81) and tied for fifth in power-play goals (3). 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 150 career AHL games with Hershey, Snively has recorded 111 points (44g, 67a).

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

Snively, 27, was never drafted but signed a two-year deal with the Capsitals in 2019 for $925,000 per year. The Capitals re-signed Snively to a one-year, two-way contract extension on June 3, 2021 and re-signed him to a two-year deal on March 16, 2022. He will be a restricted free agent in 2024-25.

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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6 Responses to Capitals Recall Joe Snively From Hershey

  1. Anonymous says:

    Better late than never, I guess.

  2. horn73 says:

    Yes, these 10 goal scorers per season are so tough to find…

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Go to work, Joe!

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