Blues trade Wolves goalie Pheonix Copley to Capitals

The St. Louis Blues traded Chicago Wolves goalie Pheonix Copley to Washington in a package with Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. In return, the Blues receive forwards Zach Sanford and and Brad Malone.


Copley, who made his first NHL start this season with the Blues, was outstanding in his last 13 games for the Chicago Wolves. He posted a 10-2-0-1 record and only allowed 4 goals in his last three starts. Copley was a huge part of the goalie rotation in Chicago along with Jordan Binnington and rookie Ville Husso.

For the return, Sanford has appeared in 26 games for the Washington Capitals this season. He has just two goals and one assist. He could join the Wolves to get more ice time and would add depth in Chicago.

Malone has appeared in 52 games for the Capitals AHL affiliate, the Hersey Bears. He has 7 goals and 13 assists with them this season.

Copley was traded to Chicago from Washington back in 2015. Now, he will rejoin the Hersey Bears where he posted a 17-4-3 record with three shutouts, a 2.17 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in 26 games with Hershey during the 2014-2015 season.

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