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via TSN, The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired goalie Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals on Monday for a seventh-round draft pick and then signed the veteran to a two-year, $4 million contract.
The veteran goalie was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The 35-year-old was 25-17-2 last season with a 2.51 goals against average and a .917 save percentage in 48 appearances for Washington.
Vokoun became the odd man out in Washington with the emergence of Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
He is likely to become the back-up to starter Marc-Andre Fleury, which makes current back-up Brent Johnson expendable for the Penguins.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins obtained veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun in a trade with the Washington Capitals on Monday and signed him to a two-year, $4 million contract. The Penguins gave up a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft for the 35-year-old Vokoun, general manager Ray Shero said. Vokoun just completed his 13th season in the league. Vokoun posted a 25-17-2 record with...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round draft pick.
Vokoun spent only one season with the Capitals and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was signed last summer as one of several veterans pegged help the team win its first Stanley Cup.
But Vokoun hurt his groin late in the season and sat...
The free-agent market for goaltenders didn't promise to be particularly appealing this summer, so the Penguins made sure they didn't have to wade into that shallow pool on July 1. Pittsburgh got proactive instead, trading for the rights to pending unrestricted free agent Tomas Vokoun and signing him to a two-year deal worth $4 million on Monday. The Penguins shipped a seventh...
One of the areas that many around the National Hockey League identified as a key need for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they headed into the trade deadline back in March was that of a back-up goaltender and they have finally answered those calls by acquiring the rights to Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired goalie Tomas Vokoun on Monday from the Washington Capitals for a 7th round draft pick. Vokoun, 35, had a 25-17-2 record with a .917 save percentage on the season. Vokoun immediately signed a 2 year deal with Pittsburgh. … and the offseason for most teams starts early. Vokoun will be a [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired the rights to goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 7th-round pick in 2012.
In an article for CBS Sports yesterday, Elliotte Friedman wrote that at least part of the reason why the Pittsburgh Penguins made a move to trade for impending UFA Tomas Vokoun and immediately sign the veteran to a two-year contract was that they were competing with the Flyers to acquire the veteran netminder. Ultimately, the Flyers' lack of tagging space until July 1 precluded...
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Less than one month from today, the free agent frenzy will commence; it will be here before we know it! Where will Roberto Luongo land? What will Tampa Bay do in net? Here’s a quick look at the goaltending market for the summer…Teams looking for a starter:Columbus, Tampa Bay, TorontoTeams looking for a backup:Edmonton (1B), Minnesota, Montreal, New Jersey, NY Islanders...
Tomas Vokoun was traded to Pittsburgh and signed a two-year deal, meaning that he won't hit the free-agent market on July 1 Continue reading →