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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.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Zach Fucale to a two-year, two-way contract.https://t.co/um7UA6DM4z
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 28, 2021
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