ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Karl Alzner from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Alzner, 21, is a second-year pro who stands 6’3”, 206 pounds and has recorded five assists in 18 games with the Capitals this season. The Burnaby, British Columbia, native has played 30 games for Hershey this season and has one goal, six assists and only 10 penalty minutes. His +23 rating is tied for seventh in the AHL.
Alzner was Washington’s first-round selection, fifth overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and wears No. 27 for the Capitals.