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Caps sign draft-day acquisition Pasquale

Jul 9, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

After acquiring him via trade at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals signed goalie Eddie Pasquale to a one-year, two-way deal on Wednesday.

Pasquale, 23, had spent his entire career in the Thrashers/Jets organization prior to joining Washington, but has yet to make his big-league debut. He went 17-13-1 with AHL St. John’s last year, posting a 2.43 GAA and .920 save percentage but didn’t play the second half of the year due to season-ending surgery. Michael Hutchinson backstopped St. John’s in the Calder Cup playoffs, backstopping the IceCaps to the final.

It does sound, however, as though Pasquale’s been on Washington’s radar for a while:

With the move, the Caps look to be done with adding goalies this offseason. The club signed former Carolina ‘keeper Justin Peters in free agency to back up Braden Holtby, and will go into next season with Pasquale and Philipp Grubauer as the tandem in AHL Hershey.

  1. pavelfitzgerald - Jul 9, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Great signing for the Caps. He was simply stuck in the clog of goaltending depth the Winnipeg Jets have (I know that sounds ludicrous on first glance but after the atrocious Pavelec you have Hutchinson, Mike Richter award winning Helleybuck & Eric Comrie)

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