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, 25, has collected 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) in 32 games with the Bears this season and leads his team in goals, points and power-play goals (11) . Gordon is a fourth-year pro who has played eight games for the Capitals this year, registering one goal and one assist. He will be available for tomorrow’s game against the Ottawa Senators at Verizon Center.
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).