ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Orlov, who had been assigned to Hershey for conditioning purposes after missing the first 74 games of the 2014-15 season with a wrist injury, will return to the Capitals’ long-term injury list.
Orlov, 23, registered three assists in three games with Hershey this season. The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native has registered 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) and 37 penalty minutes in 119 NHL games with Washington. Orlov was drafted by the Capitals in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft. He registered 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 54 games with Washington last season and recorded his first career multi-goal game on March 2, 2014, with two goals against Philadelphia.
The 5’11”, 210-pound defenseman earned 47 points (12 goals, 35 assists) and 52 penalty minutes in 79 career AHL games with Hershey. Orlov helped lead Team Russia to a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, recording nine points (one goal, eight assists) in seven games and was named to the tournament All-Star team. In addition, Orlov has represented Russia at the 2014 World Championship, the 2010 World Junior Championship and was one of Russia’s top three performers at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships.