Michigan Tech's Copley Signs with Washington Capitals
CHN Staff Report
Michigan Tech goaltender Phoenix Copley became the latest underclassman to leave school for a free-agent NHL deal, signing today with the Washington Capitals.
The sophomore, who hails from North Pole, Alaska, is best known for leading the Huskies to the Great Lakes Invitational championship during his freshman season, when he posted back-to-back shutouts on a combined 70 saves. At the time, it was just his second and third collegiate wins.
Copley nearly duplicated the feat this year, but lost 1-0 in overtime of the championship game to Western Michigan.
The 6-foot-3 Copley was 10-13-6 this season with a 2.51 goals against average and .911 save percentage.
Michigan Tech's season just ended with a WCHA quarterfinal series playoff loss to Bowling Green.