The Capitals’ goaltending picture gained some clarity on Wednesday when Edward Pasquale was signed to a one-year, two-way contract.
Pasquale, 23, was acquired from the Winnipeg Jets on the second day of the NHL draft on June 28. The Caps also picked up the 159th selection of the draft, used to take center Steve Spinner, in exchange for the 164th and 192nd pick in the 2014 draft and a seventh-round selection in the 2015 NHL draft.
In 31 games for the St. John’s Ice Caps of the AHL, Pasquale posted a 17-13-1 record with one shutout, a 2.43 GAA and a career-high .920 save percentage. He is expected to split time with Philipp Grubauer with the AHL Hershey Bears, giving the Capitals a depth chart that reads: Braden Holtby, Justin Peters, Grubauer and Pasquale.
In 136 career AHL games, Pasquale, a native of Toronto, has registered a 66-59-7 record with 10 shutouts, a 2.63 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. In 2011-12, he went 21-11-1 record with four shutouts, a 2.36 GAA and a .913 save percentage with St. John’s and was named to the 2011-12 AHL All-Rookie Team.
In other camp development camp news, defenseman Connor Carrick joined the 44 other prospects on Wednesday, participating in several on-ice drills.