Capitals Re-Call Goaltender Pheonix Copley From Hershey


The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that they have recalled goaltender Pheonix Copley from Hershey.

Copley, 30, stopped 28 of 29 shots faced for the Bears against the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday night.

Copley made 21 saves in his season debut on Feb. 2 against the Edmonton Oilers. In 22 games with the Bears this season, Copley has posted a record of 13-7-2 with two shutouts, a 2.43 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage, leading the Bears in each respective category.

During the 2020-21 season, the 6’4″, 200-pound goaltender led Hershey goaltenders in wins (10), shutouts (2) and games played (15) and ranked seventh in wins and eighth in goals-against average (2.66) in the AHL. Copley and Zach Fucale received the AHL’s Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award in 2020-21, presented to the goaltenders on the team which allows the fewest goals per game in the regular season.

In 213 career AHL games, Copley has a 113-67-24 record with 15 shutouts, a 2.53 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

The North Pole, Alaska native appeared in 27 games with Washington in 2018-19, posting a 16-7-3 record with one shutout and a 2.90 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. In 29 career NHL games with the Capitals and the St. Louis Blues, Copley has a 16-8-3 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Capitals Re-Call Goaltender Pheonix Copley From Hershey

  1. steven says:

    OK who is out with covid now? Or is he just for the taxi?

  2. Anonymous says:

    With no taxi squad any longer, this can only mean one thing – Vanecek still injured/emergency call up. Otherwise Cops would need to clear waivers.

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