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Capitals Re-assign Defenseman Tyson Strachan to Hershey

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

Strachan, 29, recorded one assist and 24 penalty minutes in 12 games with Washington this season. The Melfort, Saskatchewan, native made his Capitals debut on Nov. 15 against Detroit and earned his first point of the season with an assist on Jan. 31 at Detroit. In 132 career NHL games with St. Louis, Florida and Washington, Strachan has recorded 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) and 151 penalty minutes.

Strachan has appeared in 34 games with Hershey this season, tallying 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and 48 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 210-pound defenseman leads the Bears in plus/minus (+14). In 250 career AHL games, Strachan has earned 82 points (14 goals, 68 assists) and 318 penalty minutes. Strachan spent four seasons at Ohio State University and was 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.