Bogdan Trineyev Makes Regular Season Debut For Hershey Bears: “I Thought Bogdan Played Well. He’s A Good Skater, Has A Good Skill Set”

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The Washington Capitals announced on March 18 that Russian forward prospect Bogdan Trineyev had been reassigned to AHL Hershey. Trineyev, 21, completed his first full season with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL on March 12 and was ready for his return visit to chocolate town. 25 days later he was on the ice for Hershey.

Trineyev made his first visit to Herhsey last spring and played in two post season games, but didn’t get a chance to play in any regular season games for the Bears. Tuesday night was Trineyev’s regular season debut for the chocolate and white. It was also his first game playing for Bears head coach Todd Nelson.

“I thought Bogdan played well. He’s a good skater, has a good skill set,” said Nelson in his postgame presser Tuesday night. “I thought that Bogdan played a strong game. I like his size, I like his speed and he has a good skillset.”

Trineyev, the Capitals’ fourth-round pick (117th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft, recorded 13 points (2g, 11a) in 39 games with Moscow Dynamo this season. The 6’3”, 198-pound forward ranked tied for ninth on the team in assists and tied for seventh in hits (41). In addition, Trineyev recorded two assists in five playoff games. Trineyev also appeared in two games with Dynamo St. Petersburg of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL).

This year’s visit to America finds Trineyev with a little better grasp of the English language, but no Russian translators on the team. Last season Aliaksei Protas acted as the team’s translator during Trineyev’s brief visit to Hershey.

“It’s been better. Apparently last year he didn’t know any English. But now he understands a bit more,” said Nelson. “He has an app on his phone that translates English to Russian, Russian to English, so they’re passing back the phone. He’s roommates with (Mason) Morelli on the road so you see them always passing the phone back and forth. ‘What do you want for lunch?’, all that stuff,” said Nelson.

“He’s a good person,” added Nelson. “He has a pleasant way about himself. He wants to learn. He fits right in with our hockey team.”

By Jon Sorensen

Further Reading
Updated Assignments For Washington Capitals Prospects For The 2022-23 Season: Bogdan Trineyev Makes Opening Night Roster For Dynamo
Bogdan Trineyev Heating Up As KHL Preseason Winds Down
Alex Ovechkin Joins Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev In Dynamo Moscow’s Fan Event And Open Training Session
Capitals Bogdan Trineyev Energized For Return To Dynamo And 2022-23 Season
Bogdan Trineyev’s Unplanned Trip To The AHL: “There Was No One To Play! So They Told Me “You’re Playing!”
Capitals Sign Russian Prospect Bogdan Trineyev To Three-Year Entry-Level Deal
Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev: The First Interviews – “He (Ovechkin) Is A Living Legend”
Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Makes KHL Debut, Scores First Goal In VHL
Climbing the Ladder: Washington Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Talks About His Road to the Kharlamov Trophy
Capitals’ Prospect Bogdan Trineyev’s MHL Team Wins Kharlamov Cup
Capitals’ Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Missed His Name Being Called In NHL Draft Due To Brief Television Outage
A Closer Look At Capitals Draft Pick Bogdan Trineyev
Capitals Select Bogdan Trineyev With 117th Overall Pick At 2020 NHL Draft
Elite Prospect Profile
Profile of Bogdan Trineyev from Draft Analyst

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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12 Responses to Bogdan Trineyev Makes Regular Season Debut For Hershey Bears: “I Thought Bogdan Played Well. He’s A Good Skater, Has A Good Skill Set”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bogdan looked really comfortable in his first game. His shots were taken too far away but maybe coaches instructions were “shot the puck” in Russian of course.

  2. KimRB says:

    Yanev Perets has signed with Carolina. That means he could turn pro. If he does, then he’ll stop blocking Capitals property Chase Clark from being Quinnipiac ‘s starter.
    Nice situation for Chase: being gift wrapped the starter’s job on a newly minted national champion. Nice work, if you can get it.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      That’s good news, Kim. I think Chase spending his freshman year behind Yanev was excellent for his development. It’s his job to lose now.

      • KimRB says:

        I’m not 100% sure how this works. CHL players can sign a contract, and go back to juniors as amateurs, just like Suzdalev did. Can college players do the same? So if Perets is definitely turning pro, that means Chase could be the Quinnipiac starter for 3 years.

        • novafyre says:

          NCAA amateur rules rule in US universities. They do not apply to CHL or Canadian colleges.

          • KimRB says:

            Which means…..what?

            What I was asking was since CHL allows a player to sign a pro contract, but can go back to playing in the CHL, is there a similar rule in college?

            • novafyre says:

              NCAA says no for US colleges but Canadian colleges do not follow the NCAA rule.

            • novafyre says:

              From our friends the Flyers: Under NCAA rules, a player who transfers out of one collegiate hockey program into another must sit out one season before he can join his new college’s team. He is permitted to play in other leagues during that time, as long as the league is classified by the NCAA as an amateur league.

              For NCAA purposes, none of the three CHL leagues are classified as amateur circuits. This is due to the players’ receiving stipends (although they are not salaried). If a player leaves an NCAA team and joins a team in the OHL, WHL or QMJHL, he forfeits all remaining NCAA eligibility.

              The NCAA permits players to attend NHL Development Camps in July but there are strict rules for doing so without losing their amateur status as defined by the NCAA. In a nutshell, the NCAA requires the collegiate players at an NHL Development Camp to pay their own way (including transportation costs, hotel and food) for all but the first 48 hours at camp. The “48-hour rule” partial exemption that allows the Flyers to cover hotel and food for two days applies only to first-time attendees. The 48-hour clock starts ticking upon arrival at camp. All attendees must pay for their own round-trip transportation. Returning attendees must pay their own way for the entire duration of their stay, which technically includes even food.

              The NCAA’s eligibility rules even affect things such as players’ ability to keep pro team swag such as NHL hats or t-shirts or their jerseys from the scrimmage at the end of camp. These are considered “material benefits” by the NCAA, so Development Camp attendees either must pay the team for the cost of the items, return them at the end of camp or donate the items to charity.

              What happens once an NCAA prospect signs an entry-level contract? Regardless of the previous duration of his collegiate career, the player must forego all remaining NCAA eligibility.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good to see Hershey get all their guys back at the end of week. That’s gonna be a pretty stout team.

  4. Novafyre says:

    South Carolina placed Bear Hughes on injured reserve yesterday.

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