Ben Raby, wtop.com
WASHINGTON -- The Capitals have recalled center Cody Eakin from the American Hockey League Hershey Bears, the club announced this morning.
Eakin was among the final cuts at training camp and has three goals and eight points in his first 10 games with Hershey this season.
The 20 year old was the Capitals third round pick (85th overall) in the 2009 entry draft, but is widely regarded as one of the team's top prospects.
Eakin won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships and competed in the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup with the Western Hockey League's Kootenay Ice.
"He's got very good quickness," NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said last year after covering the World Juniors.
"He's as tough as anybody as far willing to sacrifice his body to make plays. He loves to play, he doesn't take shifts off. He's a hustler, he's a guy who's going to buzz around and work all the time."
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