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Capitals Recall Defenseman Patrick Wey from Hershey

Capitals Recall Defenseman Patrick Wey from Hershey

Thursday, 12.05.2013 / 9:47 AM / News
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Capitals Recall Defenseman Patrick Wey from Hershey
Capitals Recall Defenseman Patrick Wey from Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Patrick Wey from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned defenseman Tyson Strachan to Hershey, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Wey, 22, made his AHL debut on Nov. 14 at Charlotte and earned his first AHL point with a goal on Nov. 24 against Binghampton. The 6’3”, 212-pound defenseman has appeared in seven games with Hershey this season, registering three points (one goal, two assists) and eight penalty minutes. Wey began the season with the Reading Royals (ECHL), tallying three assists in eight games.

Wey spent four seasons at Boston College from 2009-13, helping the Eagles win two NCAA national championships (2010, 2012). The Pittsburgh native was drafted by Washington in the fourth round, 115th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Wey will wear No. 56 with the Capitals and will be available to the media following today’s practice.

Strachan, 29, made his Capitals debut on Nov. 15 against Detroit. The Melfort, Saskatchewan, native played in nine games with Washington this season. Strachan played in 38 games with the Florida Panthers last season, compiling four assists and 40 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 210-pound defenseman has appeared in 129 career NHL games with St. Louis, Florida and Washington recording 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) and 146 penalty minutes.

Strachan has registered four assists and 22 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Bears this season. In 227 career AHL games, he has earned 72 points (12 goals, 60 assists) and 292 penalty minutes. Strachan spent four seasons at Ohio State University and was originally drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Capitals signed Strachan as a free agent on July 8, 2013.

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