Beech is Back
This just in: the Capitals have claimed center Kris Beech off waivers from Vancouver. Washington will then place Beech back on waivers with the intention of re-assigning him to Hershey of the AHL, assuming he clears waivers.
This would be Beech’s third tour of duty with the Washington organization. The Caps drafted him with their first choice (seventh overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and subsequently swapped him to the Penguins in the July, 2001 deal that brought Jaromir Jagr to the Caps.
Beech was re-acquired from the Predators in the Mar. 2006 trade that sent defenseman Brendan Witt to Nashville. Beech was a key cog on the 2006 AHL Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears team.