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The Washington Capitals, the National Hockey League affiliate of the Hershey Bears, announced today that defenseman Hardy Haman Aktell has been loaned to Hershey. The announcement was made by Washington's president and general manager Brian MacLellan.
Haman Aktell, 24, made his AHL debut on Oct. 14 for Hershey, and in a win the following day versus Cleveland, the defender scored his first career AHL goal.
He skated in six games with the Capitals during his recall, making his NHL debut on Oct. 21 at Montreal and earning his first NHL point when he registered an assist on Oct. 29 versus San Jose.
The Capitals signed Haman Aktell to a one-year, two-way entry-level contract on Apr. 27. In 2022-22, he recorded 36 points (9g, 27a) in 51 games with the VÃ¤xjÃ¶ Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The 6'3", 220-pound defenseman led VÃ¤xjÃ¶ in plus/minus (+23), ranked second on the team in assists and points and tied for third among SHL defenseman in points. The KÃ¥ge, Sweden native added seven points (3g, 4a) and recorded a +6 plus/minus rating in 18 playoff games, helping VÃ¤xjÃ¶ capture the SHL championship for the second time in three years.
The Bears return home to host the Bridgeport Islanders for Yuengling Can Holder Night at GIANT Center tonight at 7 p.m. The first 3,000 fans 21-and-over in attendance will receive a Calder Cup Champions can holder, courtesy of Yuengling. Fans 21-and-over can also enjoy 16 oz. Yuengling cans for just $5, available from when doors open until puck drop. Purchase tickets for the game by CLICKING HERE.