After re-signing Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals do not have much money to spend during free agency which begins at noon on Wednesday. But one area they may throw some benjamins at is in goal.
The Capitals, who still must sign starter Ilya Samsonov, lost Vitek Vanecek in the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft last week. The team appears to have two capable goaltenders in the minors who could ascend to the position, Pheonix Copley and Zach Fucale, but the team may value a veteran NHL netminder after all of Samsonov’s growing pains over the last two years.
Two goalies the Capitals have reportedly shown interest in so far are Antti Raanta and Martin Jones.