Category Archives: Hershey Bears

Vitek Vanecek’s Essay Details The Feelings And Fears He Faced In Coming To America: “I Felt Lost In America From The First Moment”

Photos: Jana Mensatorová, ČTK / AP / Mel Evans and ČTK / AP / Chris Young For Capitals goaltending prospect Vitek Vanecek, playing hockey in America has been a tremendous challenge. On the exterior, Vanecek has always been a jovial … Continue reading

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First Look at the Hershey Bears Forward Corps For 2020-21

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Heading into the 2020-21 American Hockey League (AHL) season, the Hershey Bears have a potentially deep and potent lineup, as sixteen forwards who suited up for the Bears last season are under contract. To that group, … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Prospect Connor Hobbs Retires from Professional Hockey

Connor Hobbs, a Washington Capitals draft pick from 2015 and member of the Hershey Bears from 2017-18 through 2019-20, has retired from professional hockey. Hobbs cited injuries and a loss of passion for the game as his reasons for retiring. … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Cameron Schilling To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Photo: Arctic Ice Hockey The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Cameron Schilling to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000/$365,000), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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Washington Capitals Sign Daniel Sprong

The Washington Capitals announced on Friday afternoon the signing of forward prospect Daniel Sprong to a two-year, one-way contract for $725,000 AAV.

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Hershey Bears Sign Forward Mason Morelli To AHL Contract

Photo: Stockton Heat The Hershey Bears announced Monday afternoon the signing of forward Mason Morelli, agreeing to terms on a one-year, American Hockey League contract. 

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Dates For 2020 NHL Draft And Free Agency Announced

The National Hockey League announced today the dates for the 2020 NHL Draft as well as the opening of free agency.

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Capitals Prospect Alexander Alexeyev Wants To “Prove I Can Play In The NHL” During Training Camp

Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alexander Alexeyev, the 31st overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, said on Wednesday that it was “pretty awesome, exciting” to get invited to camp and added that wants to compete for a roster spot and … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospects Connor McMichael, Daniel Sprong, Shane Gersich, Phillipe Mailet Join Team’s Informal Skates Ahead Of Phase Three

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals forward prospects Connor McMichael, Phillippe Mailet, Shane Gersich, and Daniel Sprong, all expected to be black aces for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, joined the team’s informal practice on Thursday.

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Hershey Bears Announce 2019-2020 Annual Awards

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers The Hershey Bears were unable to hold their annual Player Awards Night previously scheduled for April due to the shutdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this week the Bears announced the club’s 2019-20 Player … Continue reading

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