Capitals Recall Bowey and Boyd from Hershey
(Hershey, PA)- The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Travis Boyd and defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears. The announcement was made by Washington's senior vice president and general manager, Brian MacLellan.
Boyd, 24, made his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 4 and has played in seven games for the Capitals this season, notching one assist. His first NHL point came during his recent recall as he assisted on an Alex Ovechkin goal on Mar. 18 vs. Philadelphia. The product of the University of Minnesota was drafted with the Capitals' sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft.
Boyd ranks third on the Bears in goals (15), and second in assists (32), and points (47) in 61 games. Boyd has collected 15 multi-point games this season, including becoming the first player in the AHL to score four goals in a game this season on Feb. 16 at Laval.
The native of Hopkins, Minn. has played in 215 regular season games with Hershey in his career, scoring 165 points (53 goals, 112 assists). He had a sensational 2016-17 campaign, leading the Bears with a career-best 63 points (16 goals, 47 assists). He skated in the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic, was Hershey's team MVP, and landed on the AHL's Second All-Star Team. The forward also has 17 points in 33 playoff games with the Bears, scoring one of the most memorable goals in recent playoff history when he struck for the overtime winner in Game 7 of the 2016 Atlantic Division Finals vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Bowey, 22, has appeared in 51 games with the Capitals this season, posting 12 assists and 24 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in nine games with Hershey this season, scoring eight points (two goals, six assists).
The blueliner had 14 points in an injury shortened season in 2016-17 as a slight laceration of the tendon on his ankle on Dec. 28 caused him to miss 32 games. He returned in time for the playoffs, notching four points (two goals, two assists) in 10 games, including the overtime winning goal in Game 5 of the Atlantic Division Finals at Providence.
Bowey was a second round selection (53rd overall) by Washington in the 2013 NHL Draft. The former Kelowna defender won a WHL championship with the Rockets in 2014-15, and also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships.
The Bears return to the ice tonight against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on the road. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m. Zack Fisch has the radio call on the Bears Radio Network.
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