Capitals Recall Jakub Klepis, Louis Robitaille and Joey Tenute
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Assign Eric Fehr and Dave Steckel to Hershey Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Jakub Klepis (YAH kuhb KLEH pihsh), Louis Robitaille (LOO ee ROH buh tigh) and Joey Tenute (teh NOOT) and have assigned forwards Eric Fehr and Dave Steckel to Hershey of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Jakub Klepis, 20, has played in 36 games with Hershey this season, tallying six goals and 13 assists for 19 points. Since his initial recall on Nov. 4, Klepis has played in 13 games for the Capitals, recording his first goal in his first professional game and recording assists in two other games.
Louis Robitaille and Joey Tenute are poised to make their professional debut tonight. Robitaille, 23, has appeared in 41 games for Hershey this season. He has six goals and six assists for 12 points and a plus-2 rating. Robitaille leads the team with 168 penalty minutes. In 39 games with Hershey this season, Tenute has 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points. He is sixth overall and second among rookies on the team in points. Tenute is tied for fourth on the team with a plus-4 and has 50 penalty minutes.
Fehr, 20, has played in three games for the Capitals since his initial recall on Dec. 18. He has a total of five shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Fehr leads the Hershey Bears and ranks fourth among all rookies in the AHL with 44 points (21 goals, 23 assists) in 48 games.
Steckel, 23, has appeared in four games for the Capitals this season. He has nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points in 48 games this season for the Bears. Steckel ranks ninth on the team in points and is tied for second on the team with a plus-7 rating.