Breaking: Kings Extend Copley, One-Year $1.5 Million
He’s provided decent performances in net for a team that was getting awful performances in net before him.
The Los Angeles Kings announced Friday afternoon that goaltender Pheonix Copley was given a one-year, one-way contract extension, carrying an AAV of $1.5 million.
Through 20 games this season, Copley has a .897 save percentage, -0.3 goals saved above expected — according to moneypuck.com — and a 2.92 goals against average.
In many ways Copley has saved the Kings' season, coming up after Cal Petersen was waived on Nov. 30. He's provided decent performances in net for a team that was getting awful performances in net before him.
He hasn't been a superstar by any means, but this extension is well-earned. It's unlikely he's seen as the future number-one next season, but he does give the Kings a very solid backup for whoever they bring in over the summer.
Or, if things go really well for the Kings, a backup to Petersen. Although I wouldn't bank on that happening.