Capitals Sign Young Goalie to Contract Extension

The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Clay Stevenson to a three-year, $2.325 million contract extension. 

Stevenson, 24, has been playing excellently in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Hershey Bears this season, and he clearly has impressed the Caps enough to land this multi-year extension because of it. In 13 appearances on the year, he sports a 9-4-0 record, a .934 save percentage (SV%), and a 1.70 goals-against average (GAA). Due to his hot start, many believe that he will eventually be on the NHL roster full-time in the near future. 

With this move, the Capitals are taking a chance on their young goalie and will have him at an easily affordable cap hit in the process. Meanwhile, Stevenson has gained job security, so in the end, this looks like a win for both the player and the team.

We will need to wait and see how well Stevenson performs for the Capitals during this contract extension from here. 

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