ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Zach Sill from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Sill, 27, has scored one goal in seven games with the Capitals this season. He made his Capitals debut on Dec. 20 against Buffalo and scored his first Capitals goal on Jan. 10 against Ottawa. The 6’1”, 202-pound forward earned his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 13 against Minnesota and scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 21 against Chicago. Sill made his NHL debut on Nov. 16, 2013, at New Jersey. He was signed by Washington as a free agent on July 16, 2015. Sill has registered five points (two goals, three assists) and 98 penalty minutes in 90 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington.
Sill earned nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 34 penalty minutes in 35 games with Hershey (AHL) this season. The Truro, Nova Scotia, native served as an alternate captain for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) in 2013-14 and helped lead the team to the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs. In 2010-11, Sill recorded AHL career highs in games played (80), goals (11), assists (19), points (30) and plus/minus (+16). Sill has tallied 82 points (35 goals, 47 assists) and 349 penalty minutes in 312 AHL games with Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.