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Capitals Recall Kris Beech, Louis Robitaille and Eric Fehr from Hershey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – April 5, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Kris Beech, Eric Fehr and Louis Robitaille from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced.

Beech, 24, was acquired from the Nashville Predators March 9 and has played seven games in the NHL this season with the Capitals and Predators, recording one goal and two assists. He has averaged more than a point per game in the AHL, leading all Hershey players with 61 points (24 goals, 37 assists) in 56 games. He was assigned to Hershey March 14 and has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in eight games since then. A 6’2”, 208-pound native of Salmon Arm, B.C., Beech was originally drafted by the Capitals in the first round of the 1999 Entry Draft (seventh overall).

Fehr, 20, was Washington’s first-round choice in the 2003 Entry Draft (18th overall). He ranks second on Hershey in goals (25) and third in points (53), while leading the Bears with 14 power-play goals in his first professional season. Fehr, a 6’4”, 204-pound native of Winkler, Manitoba, stands 11th among AHL rookies in scoring. A two-time 50-goal scorer for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, Fehr has played three games with the Capitals this season, most recently on Feb. 4.

Robitaille, 24, has seven goals and 12 assists (19 points) in 63 games in Hershey this season, along with a career-high 310 penalty minutes. A 6’2”, 210-pound native of Montreal, Robitaille made his NHL debut on Feb. 7 in his only Capitals appearance of the year, recording five penalty minutes.


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