ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — The Washington Capitals have re-signed backup goaltender Pheonix Copley to a three-year, $3.3 million contract extension. The North Pole net minder has been turning heads this season, winning 10 games in net with a .903 save percentage.
The 27-year-old’s contract will go two years past starting goalie Braden Holtby's contract. Copley could be eligible for the 2021 expansion draft since every team has to have an unprotected goalie in the draft.
The Washington Post reports that Copley’s the third NHL backup to sign a three-year extension just in the past month.