The Hershey Bears announced they have signed Capitals 2016 fifth-round pick Beck Malenstyn to an amateur try-out. Malenstyn currently plays as a forward for the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.
The feisty, 6-foot 2-inch winger quadrupled his goal total from last year, scoring 32 goals in 70 games. Malenstyn also added 56 points and 60 penalty minutes, including two fights.
The Bears also announced that they released Kris Bindulis from his amateur tryout. Bindulis will join his native Latvia for upcoming 2017 World Championships.