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Joe Motzko Recalled From Hershey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – December 7, 2007 – The Washington Capitals have recalled right wing Joe Motzko from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Motzko is available for tonight’s game at New Jersey (7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Plus, Talk Radio 3WT) and would wear No. 50.


Motzko, 27, signed as a free agent with the Capitals on July 10, 2007, after winning the Stanley Cup as a member of the Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07. A 6-foot, 196-pound native of Bemidji, Minn., Motzko was recalled once earlier this year, appearing in three games for Washington and recording one assist.

Motzko leads Hershey in scoring, posting 15 points (10 goals, five assists) in 18 games. He is tied for fifth in the league in power-play goals, netting a team-best six on the season.


CAREER STATISTICS
Position: Right Wing
Born: March 14, 1980 (Bemidji, Minn.)
Height: 6’0”          Weight: 196          Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as free agent on July 10, 2007.

Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
+/-
PP
SH
GW
S
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1998-99 Omaha USHL
51
15
21
36
60
-
-
-
-
-
12
7
3
10
12
1999-00 St. Cloud State WCHA
36
9
15
24
52
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2000-01 St. Cloud State WCHA
41
17
20
37
54
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2001-02 St. Cloud State WCHA
39
9
30
39
34
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2002-03 St. Cloud State WCHA
38
17
25
42
59
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Syracuse AHL
2
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2003-04 Columbus NHL
2
0
0
0
0
E
0
0
0
1
-
-
-
-
-
  Syracuse AHL
70
17
24
41
38
-
-
-
-
-
7
2
2
4
6
2004-05 Syracuse AHL
79
28
38
66
72
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2005-06 Columbus NHL
2
0
0
0
0
-2
0
0
0
3
-
-
-
-
-
  Syracuse AHL
61
27
34
61
54
-
-
-
-
-
3
0
0
0
0
2006-07 Anaheim NHL
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
0
0
0
2
  Columbus NHL
7
1
0
1
0
E
0
0
0
10
-
-
-
-
-
  Portland AHL
34
15
14
29
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Syracuse AHL
33
13
23
36
54
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2007-08 Washington NHL
3
0
1
1
0
-1
-
-
-
6
-
-
-
-
-
  Hershey AHL
18
10
5
15
12
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
NHL Totals
14
1
1
2
3
-3
0
0
0
20
3
0
0
0
2
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