Bobby Orr, Everett Silvertips, Madison Bowey, Mike Green, Seattle Thunderbirds, Washington Capitals
It’s early in the 2014-15 hockey season and Washington Capitals defensive prospect Madison Bowey is already putting up numbers that would make Bobby Orr, Paul Coffey, or Mike Green proud.
Bowey, a Capitals 2013 second-round draft pick, was the Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week for Sept. 29-Oct. 5. The defenseman for the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets scored two goals and six assists in three games and had a plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Bowey, the team’s captain, did most of his damage last Wednesday in a 7-5 Rockets home win over the Vancouver Giants, notching two goals and three assists. Both goals were scored while the Rockets were shorthanded.
The 19-year-old Winnipeg native picked up two more assists in a 5-4 overtime road win against the Everett Silvertips last Friday and another in a 6-4 road victory against the Seattle Thunderbirds last Saturday.
Bowey’s scoring binge gives him two goals and nine assists in five games this season. He tallied 21 goals, 39 assists, and collected 93 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Rockets last season.