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O'Brien Re-Assigned to Hershey

O'Brien Re-Assigned to Hershey

11/11/2017 - The Washington Capitals announced today that they have re-assigned forward Liam O'Brien to the Hershey Bears. The announcement was made by Washington’s senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan. 

O'Brien, 23, has scored two goals in nine games this season with the Bears. The forward has scored in his last two contests with Hershey, and has also posted four penalty minutes this season with the Chocolate and White. In 2016-17, O'Brien enjoyed a breakout season, posting career-highs in games played (64), goals (10), assists (20), and points (30). 

The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia has collected 56 points (23 goals, 33 assists) and 362 penalty minutes in 177 career games with Hershey. With Washington, O'Brien has skated in 17 career games, scoring two points (one goal, one assist) and adding 28 penalty minutes. He played in three games with Washington during his recent recall, adding five penalty minutes. 

Hershey hosts Lehigh Valley tonight at 7 p.m. at the Giant CenterThe Bears will be wearing special red, white, and blue USA jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game as part of tonight’s Hometown Heroes Night. Tonight is also United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 431 American Flag Night as all fans will receive a small American Flag upon entrance. Ticket information is available at

Hershey Bears in a victory embrace

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