ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled right wing Chris Brown from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Brown, 24, has earned three points (two goals, one assist) in 22 career NHL games with Washington and Arizona. The 6’2”, 215-pound right wing appeared in five games with the Capitals last season and scored a goal on Oct. 16 against New Jersey. Brown scored his first NHL goal on March 22, 2014, at San Jose and earned his first NHL assist on March 25, 2014, at Los Angeles. Washington acquired Brown with Rostislav Klesla and a fourth-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from Phoenix for Martin Erat and John Mitchell on March 4, 2014.
Brown registered two points (one goal, one assist) in five games with Hershey (AHL) this season. The Flower Mound, Texas, native earned his first point of the season with an assist on Nov. 20 against Portland and scored his first goal of 2015-16 on Nov. 21 against Portland. Last season, Brown registered 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) and 70 penalty minutes in 64 games with the Bears. He recorded six multi-point games in 2014-15 and earned three points (one goal, two assists) on Dec. 13 against Binghamton. In 200 career AHL games with Hershey and Portland, Brown has recorded 117 points (63 goals, 54 assists) and 244 penalty minutes.