ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned forward Sean Collins to Hershey, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Stephenson, 21, has earned 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 57 career AHL games with the Hershey Bears. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native registered an assist on Oct. 10 in Hershey’s 2015-16 season-opener against Springfield. Last season, Stephenson registered 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 54 games with Hershey and led the Bears in shorthanded goals (2). The 6’0”, 202-pound forward made his professional debut with the Bears on April 16, 2014, at Norfolk and scored his first career AHL goal on his first shot in the first period. Stephenson skated in 230 games with Regina (WHL) from 2010-14, recording 195 points (73 goals, 122 assists). He was drafted by the Capitals in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Collins, 26, appeared in two games with the Capitals this season. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native tallied two assists in eight games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2014-15 and has registered three assists in 21 NHL games with Columbus and Washington. Collins registered 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists) in 64 games with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) last season and ranked tied for first on the team in goals, third in points and tied for fifth in assists. In 203 career AHL games with Springfield, Collins has recorded 113 points (45 goals, 68 assists).