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Capitals Re-Assign Bowey to Bears

Capitals Re-Assign Bowey to Bears

03/13/2018 - The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defender Madison Bowey to the Hershey Bears. The announcement was made by Washington's senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan. 

Bowey, 22, appeared in Hershey's first game of the season on Oct. 7 at Lehigh Valley, registering two penalty minutes. He was recalled by the Capitals on Oct. 14, and made his NHL debut that night in Philadelphia. He appeared in 51 games with the Capitals this season, posting 12 assists and 24 penalty minutes. 

Bowey spent the previous two seasons with the Chocolate and White, skating in 105 career games, scoring 43 points (seven goals, 36 assists) and posting a plus-26 rating. 

The blue liner 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 home on Friday, March 16 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for Scout Night. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. Ticket information is available at HersheyBears.com. 

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