Capitals Recall Goaltender Clay Stevenson, Place Joel Edmundson On LTIR

The Washington Capitals announced Monday afternoon that they have recalled goaltender Clay Stevenson from AHL Hershey. Stevenson will replace Charlie Lindgren, who left morning skate with an undisclosed injury Monday morning, as the backup goaltender against the Calgary Flames Monday night.

Stevenson, 24, has posted a record of 1-1-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in two games with Hershey this season.

The 6’4”, 185-pound goaltender appeared in 36 games for the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) last season, posting a record of 19-12-3-1 with a 2.54 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and three shutouts. Stevenson ranked second among ECHL goaltenders in goals-against average, tied for fifth in shutouts and seventh in save percentage. In addition, Stevenson posted a 2-1-2 record with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in five Kelly Cup Playoff games.

The Drayton Valley, Alberta native also posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.96 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in three games with Hershey in 2022-23. Stevenson made his AHL debut on Dec. 10, 2022, against the Cleveland Monsters, stopping 25 of 27 shots.

The Capitals signed Stevenson to a two-year entry-level contract on March 28, 2022, following his sophomore season at Dartmouth (NCAA). Stevenson earned six of Dartmouth’s seven wins during the 2021-22 season, leading the Big Green in wins, save percentage (.922), goals-against average (2.70) and shutouts (2). Stevenson posted a save percentage above .900 in all 23 games he played and his .922 save percentage was tied for second in the ECAC. Stevenson, who won the Phelan Award as Dartmouth’s MVP, was named to the 2021-22 All-Ivy First Team, the ECAC All-Rookie Team and the ECAC Third All-Star Team.

Stevenson will wear number 33 with the Capitals.

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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2 Responses to Capitals Recall Goaltender Clay Stevenson, Place Joel Edmundson On LTIR

  1. novafyre says:

    Busy guy. Subs for Hunter Saturday and Sunday and now Caps backup on Monday.

    • Diane Doyle says:

      Involving lots of driving. Drive to DC, serve as backup, drive right back to Hershey that night (I presume) and start that night AND the next game (less than 24 hours later), and then drive back to DC.

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