College Hockey:
Washington signs Michigan Tech goaltender Copley to free-agent contract

Michigan Tech goaltender Pheonix Copley accepts the MVP award at the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit (photo: Matt Mackinder).

The Washington Capitals have signed Michigan Tech sophomore goaltender Pheonix Copley to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning with the 2014-15 season.

Copley spent the last two seasons with the Huskies and appeared in 30 games this season, posting a 10-13-6 record with a 2.51 GAA, a .911 save percentage and one shutout.

As a freshman at Michigan Tech during the 2012-13 season, Copley went 8-15-1 record with a 3.22 GAA, .900 save percentage and three shutouts, including two in MTU’s two games at the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational where he led the Huskies to the championship as the tournament MVP.

Copley will join the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on a tryout agreement.

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