Report: Capitals To Bring Hayden Hawkey To Training Camp On ATO

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According to Mark Divver of Rinkside Rhode Island, the Washington Capitals will sign former Providence College goaltender Hayden Hawkey on an amateur tryout agreement.

Hawkey, 24, went 24-12-5 with a save percentage of .921, a goals-against average of 1.88, and eight shutouts last season. He never posted a lower wins total than 22, a goals-against average of 2.19, or save percentage of .913 in any of his three seasons as the starting netminder at Providence. He wrapped up his senior year last season.

The native of Parker, Colorado was drafted 177th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, who traded his rights to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Hawkey has never played an NHL game in his career.

He was on the USHL’s All-Rookie team, First All-Star team, and won goalie of the year in 2014. Hawkey was also selected to Hockey East’s Second All-Star team in 2018.

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2 Responses to Report: Capitals To Bring Hayden Hawkey To Training Camp On ATO

  1. Anonymous says:

    My early guess on this signing is that 1) they may need a goaltender for rookie tournament, if Sammy and Vitek aren’t going to participate (still up in the air) or, 2) he could end up in Hershey/South Carolina mix. Interesting signing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Remember the expansion draft and the need to leave a goaltender expendable. In the mix with Hershey and South Carolina is correct, a possible find and protection for the present goalies.

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