The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Christian Djoos from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
This season with Hershey, Djoos, 25, has recorded 18 points (3g, 15a) in 25 games and is tied for 10th among AHL defensemen in assists. The 6'0", 180-pound defenseman played in 45 games with the Capitals last season, recording 10 points (1g, 9a). In 108 career NHL games, all with the Capitals, the Gothenburg, Sweden, native has recorded 24 points (4g, 20a).
Djoos was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round, 195th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. He is the son of former NHL defenseman Par Djoos, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers and recorded 33 points (2g, 31a) in 82 career games.