The Washington Capitals have announced that they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent goaltender Edward Pasquale. His deal is a two-way deal and it is for one year. He is expected to back up Philipp Grubauer in Hershey. From the Washington Capitals press release:
Pasquale, 23, posted a 17-13-1 record with one shutout, a 2.43 goals-against average and a career-high .920 save percentage in 31 games with the St. John’s Ice Caps of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2013-14. In 136 career AHL games, Pasquale has registered a 66-59-7 record with 10 shutouts, a 2.63 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. The Toronto, Ont., posted a 21-11-1 record with four shutouts, a 2.36 goal-against average and a .913 save percentage with St. John’s during the 2011-12 season and was named to the 2011-12 AHL All-Rookie Team. Pasquale was acquired by Washington on June 28, 2014, from the Winnipeg Jets with the 159th selection in the 2014 NHL Draft in exchange for the 164th and 192nd pick in the 2014 NHL draft and a seventh-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The 6’3”, 215-pound goaltender was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round, 117th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Pasquale signing gives the Washington Capitals more depth at goaltender. With Pasquale, between Hershey and Washington, the Capitals have four goalies who could see time in the NHL this season.