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Virginia Native Joe Snively Gets Call Up, Could Make Capitals Debut vs. Kings

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Capitals prospect Joe Snively

Joe Snively appears ready to see his NHL dreams come true on Sunday, and it’ll happen with his hometown team in the Washington Capitals.

With T.J. Oshie entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, Washington recalled Snively from the AHL’s Hershey Bears. The 25-year-old is likely to make his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings.

Snively grew up in Herndon, V.a. and trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex as he developed. He was a member of the Little Caps program and also played USHL Hockey before lacing ’em up for Yale University. He was Yale’s top scorer for all four years of his tenure and finished with 58 goals and 139 points through 129 NCAA games.

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Washington inked Snively as a college free agent in March 2019, and he has since been building on his development with the Bears. He has 28 goals and 70 points through 91 total AHL games.

This season, Snively leads Hershey with eight goals and 22 points through 21 games. He also had a strong training camp, dishing one goal through two preseason games.

At Washington’s morning skate, Snively took rushes on the second line, skating with Aliaksei Protas and Conor Sheary.

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