HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – Hunter Shepard will be back in net for the Hershey Bears after making his NHL debut and his first NHL win with the Washington Capitals.
Shepard, who is 4-1 for Hershey this year, was called up to the Capitals and made his first career start on October 25 against New Jersey.
Shepard, 28, improved to 2-0 with 36 saves after a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on Nov. 11. He leaves the Capitals with a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 120 minutes.
Last season with the Bears, Shepard appeared in 33 games and started 20 Calder Cup Playoff games en route to Calder Cup Playoffs MVP and championship.
The Bears return to play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena on November 15th and return home to face the Bridgeport Islanders on November 17th.