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Capitals Recall Stanton from Hershey; Re-assign Carrick

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Ryan Stanton from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned defenseman Connor Carrick to Hershey, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Stanton, 26, has registered 27 points (four goals, 23 assists) and 69 penalty minutes in 119 career NHL games with the Blackhawks and Canucks. He appeared in 54 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season and recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and 35 penalty minutes. Stanton set NHL career-highs in goals, plus/minus (+9) and penalty minutes last season and ranked fourth among Canucks defenseman in hits (93) and blocked shots (113). He played in his 100th NHL game on Feb. 3 against Winnipeg. The 6’2”, 204-pound defenseman made his NHL debut on April 27, 2013 at St. Louis and scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 17, 2013 against Buffalo. Stanton signed with the Capitals as a free agent on July 24, 2015.

Stanton tallied seven points (two goals, five assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 28 games with Hershey (AHL) this season. The St. Albert, Alberta, native made his Hershey debut on Oct. 10, 2015 and scored his first goal with the Bears on Oct. 24 against Hartford. He has registered 67 points (11 goals, 56 assists) and 362 penalty minutes in 252 career AHL games with Rockford and Hersey.

Carrick, 21, appeared in three games with the Capitals this season and has registered six points (one goal, five assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 37 career NHL games with Washington. Carrick made his NHL debut on Oct. 1, 2013 at Chicago and scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 3, 2013 against Calgary. The 5’11”, 194-pound defenseman has registered 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) and 32 penalty minutes in 26 games with Hershey (AHL) this season. The Orland, Park, Ill., native ranks first among Bears defensemen in goals and points, second in plus/minus (+5) and tied for second in assists. In 112 career AHL games with Hershey, Carrick has tallied 61 points (16 goals, 45 assists) and 179 penalty minutes. Carrick was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round, 137th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

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