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Washington Capitals Trade Tomas Vokoun To Pittsburgh For 7th-Round Pick

The netminder recorded a 25-17-2 record in his one season in D.C.

January 11, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) stands on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
January 11, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) stands on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Capitals have traded the rights to goaltender Tomas Vokoun to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a seventh-round pick, according to NHL.com. Following that trade, Vokoun agreed to a two-year deal with the Penguins that carries a $2 million cap value.

Vokoun waived his no-trade clause in order for Washington to deal him to Pittsburgh. That move prevented him from reaching free agency on July 1.

The Capitals signed Vokoun to a one-year deal in the summer of 2011. He was expected to bolster the team's goaltender situation. He had a 25-17-2 record with a 2.51 goals-against average and .917 save percentage last season. A March 29 groin injury pushed him to the sidelines for Washington's playoff run, thrusting Braden Holtby into the spotlight as the team's No. 1 goalie.

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