Capitals Recall Andrew Gordon, Jay Beagle from Hershey
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled right wing Andrew Gordon and center Jay Beagle from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. The Capitals also assigned defenseman Brian Fahey to Hershey.
Gordon, 25, is a fourth-year pro who has played four games for the Capitals in his career. The Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, native has collected 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) and 12 penalty minutes in 26 games with Hershey this season and currently ranks second in the AHL in goals and fifth in points.
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. In addition, Gordon played three seasons of college hockey at St. Cloud State (WCHA).
Beagle, 25, has played in one game (Oct. 23 vs. Atlanta) for Washington this season, registering two penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 210-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, has collected 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 21 games for the Bears this season.
Beagle has appeared in 11 career NHL games for the Capitals, posting two points (1 goal, 1 assist) and six penalty minutes. He also played in 66 games for the Bears during the regular season last season, collecting 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) and 25 penalty minutes while also recording nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 21 playoff games. Beagle, who wears No. 83 for Washington, was signed as a free agent by the Capitals on March 26, 2008.
Both players will be available for tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks at Verizon Center.
Fahey has played seven games for the Capitals this season, collecting one assist and two penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 215-pound native of Des Plaines, Ill., made his NHL debut on Oct. 16 at Nashville and has recorded 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) in 18 games for the Bears this season.