ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Julien Brouillette to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Brouillette, 27, played in two games with the Capitals this season, registering two points (one goal, one assist). The 5’11”, 196-pound defenseman recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his NHL debut on Feb. 6 against Winnipeg and scored his first NHL goal, the game-winning goal, on Feb. 8 against New Jersey. Brouillette has played in 36 games with Hershey this season, registering 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) and 16 penalty minutes. The Saint-Esprit, Que., native ranks first among Bears defensemen in goals this season. Brouillette has recorded 67 points (21 goals, 46 assists) and 99 penalty minutes in 245 career AHL games with Providence, Hartford, Charlotte, Lake Erie and Hershey.