ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned center Jay Beagle to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Beagle, 25, has played in 22 games for Washington this season, registering three points (2 goals, 1 assist) and six penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 210-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, has collected 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 24 games for the Bears this season.
Beagle has appeared in 32 career NHL games for the Capitals, posting five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. He also played in 66 games for the Bears during the regular season last season, collecting 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) and 25 penalty minutes while also recording nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 21 playoff games.
Beagle was signed as a free agent by the Capitals on March 26, 2008.