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Capitals sign college free agent Pheonix Copley

Mar 20, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

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The Washington Capitals signed free agent goalie Pheonix Copley to a two-year entry-level contract on Wednesday.

The interestingly named netminder spent the last two seasons playing for Michigan Tech. He collected a 10-13-6 record with .911 save percentage this season after going 8-15-1 with a .900 mark in 2012-13.

The 22-year-old brings some decent size and adds some depth to the Capitals system, making this a low-risk move, according to the Washington Post:

The addition of Copley is a low-risk move that could result in another home-grown netminder coming through the pipeline behind Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer, but at this stage it’s difficult to gauge where he projects long term.

  1. bencia823 - Mar 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    he must have had an awful defense in front of him, otherwise this signing is redundant

    • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      oddly enough, it’d be pretty redundant for him if he HAD had an awful defense… seeing as how he’ll have one again.

  2. wishingtonredslur - Mar 20, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Nice pajamas

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