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Washington Capitals extend affiliate agreement with AHL’s Hershey Bears for 2014-15 season

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will keep the AHL’s Hershey Bears as their top minor league affiliate for 2014-15, the teams’ 10th consecutive season together.

The Capitals announced Tuesday that they’re extending their agreement with the Bears.

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Hershey has qualified for the AHL playoffs in eight of the last nine seasons, winning three Calder Cups in that span.

A total of 17 players appeared in games for both Washington and Hershey last season.