We were all very freaked out to hear that Chandler Stephenson was called up from Hershey due to the fact we assumed that a center was injured. Barry Trotz has confirmed the call-up and he has also made it clear that no center was injured.
77th pick overall, Chandler Stephenson is just there as a backup.
Stephenson has played 13 regular season games with the Caps; four during this past season and the last one the loss against Florida to close out our season. He hasn’t gotten a point yet in the Majors; however, he is a pretty decent point scorer with 38 points this season down in Hershey.
This year he has gotten 10 goals and 28 assists, more than any other season in the AHL. In the 2015-2016 season, he played only 46 games and got 28 points with 7 goals and 21 assists. This past season wasn’t his most point scoring one in all the leagues. He played in the WHL for a few years with the Regina Pats and on his last season with them, he played 69 games and got 89 points. He scored 30 goals and got 59 assists.
Points aren’t the only thing he gets a decent amount of. He has gotten 212 penalty minutes in total. This season he servesd 42 penalty minutes with Hershey. He also has two penalty minutes with the Caps last season.
Let’s hope that if he plays he will get more points and fewer penalty minutes. Welcome back Chandler.