ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned center Mathieu Perreault
to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Perreault is a second-year pro who stands 5’10”, 174 pounds. The Drummondville, Quebec, native has played in 21 games for the Capitals this season and has four goals and five assists. Perreault had two goals in three games with the Capitals this week, scoring on Sunday against Calgary in his first game with the Capitals since Dec. 12, and again on Tuesday against Ottawa.
He made his NHL debut at New Jersey on Nov. 4 and had two assists and recorded his first NHL goal on Nov. 7 against Florida. He was the first Capital since Alex Ovechkin
to record two points in his NHL debut. The Capitals selected Perreault in the sixth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft with the 177th overall selection.
Perreault, who helped lead Hershey to a Calder Cup championship last season, has 15 goals and 30 assists in 55 games for the Bears this season.