Capitals Recall Andrew Gordon, AHL’s Top Goal Scorer
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled right wing Andrew Gordon from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Gordon shares the AHL lead with 16 goals this season and is just one point behind the league’s leading scorer with 31 points in 26 games.
Gordon, who will turn 25 tomorrow, is a fourth-year pro who has played three games for the Capitals in his career. He will be available for tonight’s game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the same building where he made his NHL debut (Dec. 23, 2008) and saw his first NHL game.
A seventh-round choice, 197th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft, Gordon wears No. 63 for the Capitals. He scored 50 goals for Hershey last season (37 in the regular season, 13 in the playoffs), one of two AHL players to score 50 goals total. He played in the 2010 AHL All-Star Game and was named to the postseason AHL Second All-Star Team. A Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, native, he played three seasons of college hockey at St. Cloud State (WCHA).