07/09/2014 - HERSHEY, Pa .– The Hershey Bears announced today that the organization has signed goaltender Edward Pasquale to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Bears President/GM Doug Yingst.
Playing in 31 regular-season games for the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps in 2013-14, the 23-year-old Pasquale set a career high in save percentage (.920), which ranked sixth in the AHL, while also posting a record of 17-13-1. His goals-against average of 2.43 ranked 12th among American Hockey League goaltenders.
The 6-3, 215-pound native of Toronto, Ontario has played the last three seasons in St. John’s, accumulating a record of 55-48-6 and nine shutouts. Pasquale also played 24 games of the 2010-2011 season with the Chicago Wolves, giving him a cumulative AHL mark of 66-59-7, 10 shutouts, a 2.63 goals-against average and a save percentage of .910. He was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2011-2012.
Prior to turning pro, Pasquale played parts of four seasons of junior hockey with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls and Saginaw Spirit. He was named to the OHL’s Third All-Star Team in 2008-2009 after winning 32 of his 61 games played in Saginaw.
Pasquale was acquired by the Washington Capitals on June 28 from the Winnipeg Jets, and was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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