Capitals extend Copley for three years
The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Phoenix Copley to a three-year contract extension. Copley has been solid in net for the Capitals and the Capitals need a long term backup goaltender.
Copley’s deal will also be affordable at only $3.3 million total the Caps have a backup goaltender at a good cost. The Caps have plenty of goaltending prospects but this must be an indication that the Caps are not pleased with their development.
Here is the Caps press release.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Pheonix Copley to a three-year, $3.3 million contract extension, with an average annual value of $1.1 million, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
This season, the North Pole, Alaska, native has posted a record of 10-5-3 with a 2.98 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. The 6’4″, 200-pound goaltender has allowed two goals or fewer in 10 of his 19 appearances. Additionally, Copley went on a seven game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) from Nov. 24 through Jan. 9, the longest stretch by a Capitals goaltender this year.
In 21 career NHL games, Copley is 10-6-3 with a 3.08 goals against average and a .898 save percentage. Copley made his NHL debut on Feb. 27, 2016 as a member of the St. Louis Blues at Nashville and made 24 saves in his first career NHL start on Jan. 21, 2017 at Winnipeg.
The Capitals acquired Copley from the Blues on Feb. 27, 2017.The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Pheonix Copley to a three-year, $3.3 million contract extensionby Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com