ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Schmidt, 23, has registered three assists in a career-high 33 games with Washington this season. The St. Cloud, Minn., native made his NHL debut last season and earned six points (two goals, four assists) in 29 games. In 62 career NHL games, Schmidt has registered nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 16 penalty minutes.
Schmidt appeared in eight games with Hershey in 2014-15, recording six points (two goals, four assists). The 6’0”, 193-pound defenseman registered an AHL career-high three points (two goals, one assist) in his AHL season debut on Jan. 10 against Norfolk. Schmidt has recorded 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 54 career AHL games with the Bears.