ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Orlov, 22, ranks first among Hershey defensemen in points this season, earning nine points (three goals, six assists) in 10 games. The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native tallied an AHL career-high four points (one goal, three assists) on Oct. 19 in the Bears’ 4-0 win over the St. John’s IceCaps. Orlov has registered 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 75 career AHL games.
The 5’11”, 211-pound defenseman has appeared in 65 career regular-season games for the Capitals, registering 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) and 18 penalty minutes. Orlov was drafted by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.