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Washington Capitals Assign 21 Players to Hershey Bears

Capitals Assign 21 Players to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned 21 players to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and loaned forward Tom Wilson to Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

The players assigned to Hershey, Washington’s AHL affiliate, include forwards Mike Carman, Stanislav Galiev, Garrett Mitchell, Danick Paquette, Mattias Sjogren, Matt Clackson, Zach Hamill, Ryan Potulny and Ryan Stoa; defensemen Brett Flemming, Tomas Kundratek, Dmitry Orlov, Cameron Schilling, Dustin Stevenson, Kevin Marshall, Patrick McNeill and Garrett Stafford; and goaltenders Brandon Anderson, Philipp Grubauer, Braden Holtby and Dany Sabourin.

In addition, Washington has loaned Wilson to Plymouth (OHL).

The 11-time Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears will celebrate their 75th AHL season in 2012-13, and are scheduled to open training camp on Sept. 30.

Braden Holtby stretching during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Mattias Sjogren – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)



CAPS/BEARS: Hershey Bears Ryan Potulny Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week

04/02/2012 –

HERSHEY, Pa. – The HERSHEY BEARS, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that center Ryan Potulny has been selected as the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 1, 2012.

Potulny scored five goals and added two assists for seven points in three games to help HERSHEY clinch a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.

Potulny began the week with a two-point showing, notching a goal and an assist in the Bears’ 5-2 road win over Binghamton on Wednesday night. He added a goal in a 3-2 loss to St. John’s on Saturday, and his third career AHL hat trick included two third-period goals and was part of a four-point night as HERSHEY rallied from three goals down to earn a point in a 6-5 shootout loss to Binghamton on Sunday. Potulny now owns an eight-game scoring streak (8-6-14), including goals in six consecutive games.

A former third-round draft choice by the Philadelphia Flyers, Potulny is tied for fourth in the AHL with 31 goals (including a league-best 17 power-play markers) and is tied for seventh with 62 points, skating in 56 games for the Bears this season. The sixth-year pro has totaled 126 goals and 128 assists for 254 points in 299 career AHL games, as well as 22 goals and 27 assists for 49 points in 126 career contests in the National Hockey League. Potulny, a native of Grand Forks, N.D., led the AHL in playoff scoring in 2011, helping Binghamton win the Calder Cup.

Potulny’s 62 points also matches a single-season AHL career high, which he last totaled in 2008-09 as a member of the Springfield Falcons.

In recognition of his achievement, Potulny will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bears home game.

The BEARS will visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday, April 6 at 7:05 PM. The club returns to GIANT Center for the final home games of the regular season on Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 PM against the Syracuse Crunch and Sunday, April 8 at 5:00 PM against the Connecticut Whale. A limited number of tickets remain for both games. Individual tickets are on sale by calling (717) 508-BEAR, or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

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