Capitals Recall Alexandre Giroux, Jeff Schultz from Hershey
/ Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have recalled left wing Alexandre Giroux and defenseman Jeff Schultz from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Giroux, 25, is in his sixth professional season and is tied for second in the AHL with 21 goals. He leads Hershey and ranks ninth in the AHL with 32 points in 28 games. The 6’3”, 201-pound native of Quebec City signed with Washington as a free agent on July 14 and made his Capitals debut Tuesday night against Tampa Bay. He was reassigned to Hershey after the game.
Schultz, 20, is in his first professional season. The 6’6”, 224-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, has played 27 games for the Bears, recording three assists, a +8 rating and 22 penalty minutes. It is his second recall of the season, although he did not play the last time he was called up (Dec. 2). He will be poised to make his NHL debut when the Capitals face the New Jersey Devils tonight at Verizon Center at 7 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet; WTNT-AM 570).