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Capitals Recall Madison Bowey From Hershey

Capitals recall Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears (AHL) and place Matt Niskanen (upper body; week-to-week) on LTIR.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Bowey, 22, made his AHL season debut on Oct. 7 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Last season, Bowey recorded 14 points (3g, 11a) in 43 games. In the 2015-16 season, Bowey led all Bears defensemen in points (29) and assists (25), was named as Hershey's Defenseman of the Year and won the John Travers/Steve Summers Award for the highest plus/minus on the team. In 105 career AHL games, Bowey has recorded 43 points (7g, 36a). The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was drafted by the Capitals with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2013 draft. As a junior player with the Kelowna Rockets, a team he captained for two seasons, Bowey recorded 172 points (58g, 114a) in 259 games. In 2015, Bowey won the World Junior Championship with Team Canada and the Ed Chynoweth Cup as a WHL champion and was named as a First Team All Star in the WHL.

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