Washington Capitals Re-Sign Goaltender Zachary Fucale To Two-Year Contract

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Just a week after re-signing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract extension on, the Washington Capitals have re-upped Hershey Bears farmhand goaltender Zachary Fucale to a two-year, two-way contract.

The deal will pay Fucale $750,000/$150,000 in 2021-22 and and $750,000/$160,000 in 2022-23 and comes as the former second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2013 has posted a 5-1-0 record with the Bears, with a 1.49 Goals-Against Average and .942 Save Percentage in six games with the Chocolate and White. His Goals-Against Average is the lowest among American Hockey League goaltenders with a minimum of six games played.

The Laval, Quebec native has a career record of 33-33-7 in the AHL with the Bears, St. John’s Icecaps, Laval Rocket, Syracuse Crunch, and Chicago Wolves, with a 2.49 Goals-Against Average, .903 Save Percentage, and two shutouts. He also has an additional 57-32-11 record, 2.97 Goals-Against Average, and .904 Save Percentage, along with eight shutouts in 111 games in the East Coast Hockey League.

Fucale’s most recent victory came on March 26, 2021 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, a 3-1 victory in which he stopped 30 shots.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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