Washington Capitals forward prospect Bogdan Trineyev is headed back stateside. The 2020 fourth-round draft selection’s loan season with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL ended after Dynamo crashed out in the first round of the Gagarin Cup playoffs to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in six games.
It appears, via CapFriendly, that Trineyev will report to the AHL’s Hershey Bears where he played two Calder Cup playoff games last season skating on the top line.
Loan → Minor
Bogdan Trineyev (RW) | WSH#ALLCAPShttps://t.co/i2V5qsYCq3
— CapFriendly Transactions (@CF_Transactions) March 18, 2023
Trineyev, who turned 21 years old on March 4, got into 39 KHL games for Dynamo this season and recorded 13 points (2g, 11a). He added two more assists in five postseason games.
The 2022-23 campaign was Trineyev’s first spending the majority of a season at the top level in Russia. The decision to loan him to Dynamo rather than have him play in Hershey was made last season and that agreement could be extended for 2023-24 as well.
“Bogdan Trineyev is about to leave for Washington because he was on loan with us,” Dynamo general manager Alexei Sopin told HockeyNewsHub. “There is a preliminary agreement that he will spend the next season with us, but nothing can be guaranteed.”
Trineyev signed his entry-level deal with the Capitals this past May. The young winger got to meet and hang out with the Capitals’ Russian contingent for the first time last offseason.
“When I was just driving to Washington, I thought about seeing Ovechkin, Orlov, Kuznetsov, and Samsonov only on TV,” Trineyev said of the experience. “This made it a little awkward. But Sasha Alexeyev reassured me. He said that it was only the first time, it happens to everyone, relax, and everything will be fine. I tried to relax, but it wasn’t normal.”
Hershey currently sits just one point shy of the Providence Bruins for first in the AHL’s Atlantic Division. Despite their standings position, they have scored more goals than just seven teams in the league. Adding another offensive depth piece like Trineyev could bolster those numbers moving forward.
Update (3:00 pm): The Capitals have now made the move official.
NEWS | The Capitals have re-assigned forward Bogdan Trineyev from Moscow Dynamo of the KHL to the Hershey Bears.https://t.co/z5oPwHu1Le
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 18, 2023
Here’s the press release from the team:
Capitals Re-assign Bogdan Trineyev from Moscow Dynamo to Hershey
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Bogdan Trineyev from Moscow Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Trineyev, the Capitals’ fourth-round choice, 117th overall, in the 2020 NHL Draft, recorded 13 points (2g, 11a) in 39 games with Moscow Dynamo this season. The 6’3″, 198-pound forward ranked tied for ninth on the team in assists and tied for seventh in hits (41). In addition, Trineyev recorded two assists in five playoff games. Trineyev, 21, also appeared in two games with Dynamo St. Petersburg of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL).
Trineyev appeared in two Calder Cup playoff games with Hershey in 2022, making his AHL debut in Game 2 of the Bears’ First-Round series against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Voronezh, Russia native split the 2021-22 season with MHK Dynamo Moscow of the Russia Junior Hockey League (MHL) and Dynamo Moscow (KHL). Trineyev recorded 18 points (3g, 15a) in 21 games with MHK Dynamo Moscow and played in 11 games with Dynamo Moscow. In the 2020-21 season, Trineyev recorded 30 points (15g, 15a) in 33 games and nine points (3g, 4a) in 14 playoff games with MHK Dynamo Moscow, winning the MHL Championship.
Internationally, Trineyev won a gold medal with Team Russia at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, recording four points (2g, 2a) in four games.
Headline photo via @trineyev_88/Instagram
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