Pens Acquire Goaltender Tomas Vokoun From Capitals
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins began tinkering with their roster for the upcoming season Monday morning by acquiring Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals.
According to the Penguins’ official website, the Penguins are sending a seventh-round pick to the Capitals in exchange for the veteran goaltender.
Shortly after the trade, the Penguins signed Vokoun to a two-year deal for $2 million annually.
Vokoun is coming off a season with the Capitals where he posted a 25-17-2 record to go along with a 2.51 GAA and a .917 save percentage. The 35-year-old goaltender also registered four shutouts this season.
After being drafted in 1994 by the Canadiens, Vokoun has a career record of 287-284-78 with a 2.55 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
The Penguins had several needs to address after bowing out in the first round of the playoffs in six games against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Today’s trade all but signals the end of Brent Johnson’s time with the Penguins. Johnson went 6-7-2 with a 3.11 GAA and an . 883 save percentage this season.