Washington, D.C. – April 17, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have assigned forward Dave Steckel to Hershey of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. He will be available for the April 19, playoff game in Hershey against Norfolk.
Steckel, 23, has appeared in five games for the Capitals this season. He has nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points in 49 games this season for the Bears. Steckel ranks ninth on the team in points and is third on the team with a plus-6 rating.