The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that they have loaned forward Riley Sutter to the Hershey Bears.
Sutter, the Capitals’ third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, sustained an injury during the first game of the 2019 Prospect Showcase, and has been rehabilitating in Hershey since being cut from the Capitals roster. Sutter’s first game with the Bears will mark his professional debut, and he’s slated to wear number 24.
Donegal Insurance Group On The Move: Forward Riley Sutter (@sutts_14) has been loaned to the Bears. He will wear #24 and joins the roster after previously rehabbing an injury. #HBHhttps://t.co/HimNIKRM0w pic.twitter.com/BsOuX2DmjQ
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 12, 2019
Over 204 games played with the WHL’s Everett Silvertips between 2015-2019, Sutter scored 60 goals and tallied 77 assists.
The full press release from the Bears follows below:
The Washington Capitals have loaned forward Riley Sutter to the Hershey Bears.
Sutter, 20, was drafted in the 3rd round, 93rd overall in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Capitals. The Calgary, Alberta native totaled 204 games and posted 137 points (60 goals, 77 assists) across four seasons with the WHL’s Everett Silvertips from 2015-2019. He will wear #24 for Hershey. Sutter’s first game will mark his professional debut.
Sutter is the son former Philadelphia Flyers captain and Calgary Flames Development Coach Ron Sutter. He is also the nephew of former Chicago Blackhawks captain Darryl Sutter, long-time New York Islander Duane Sutter, three-time Stanley Cup Champion and former Islanders captain Brent Sutter, former Bears forward Rich Sutter, and long-time St. Louis Blues captain Brian Sutter.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday evening at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. and the game may be heard on the Bears Radio Network.
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