ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned defenseman Cameron Schilling to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Schilling, 24, made his NHL debut on March 12 vs. Carolina and skated 11:58. He has recorded 14 points (six goals, eight assists) and is a plus-seven in 54 games with Hershey in his first full professional season. He currently ranks tied for third among active Hershey blueliners in points and first in goals.
The Carmel, Ind., native played in 144 collegiate games during his four-year career with Miami, collecting 57 points (eight goals, 49 assists) and 155 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 197-pound blueliner was a member of two NCAA All-Regional Teams (2008-2010) and helped Miami win the 2010-11 CCHA Championship.
Schilling was originally signed by Washington as an un-drafted free agent on March 27, 2012.