ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals
have assigned defenseman John Carlson
and right wing Andrew Gordon
to the Hershey Bears
of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee
Carlson, 19, is a first-year pro who played three games for Washington, including his NHL debut Friday against Montreak. The Natick, Mass., native has played 17 games for Hershey and has one goal, nine assists and zero penalty minutes. His 10 points lead all Hershey blueliners and rank tied for third among AHL rookie defensemen and his +14 rating is tied for the league lead with teammates Karl Alzner
and Alexandre Giroux
Gordon, 23, played two games for Washington, the second and third of his NHL career, since being recalled on Saturday. He ranks second on the Bears in goals (8, tied), assists (12) and points (20) through 18 games. He is tied for sixth in the league in points.