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Capitals sign Logan Thompson from the Vegas Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals have acquired goaltender Logan Thompson from the Vegas Golden Knights for a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft (originally from the NY Islanders) and Washington’s own third-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft, President and General Manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Thompson, 27, recorded a 25-14-5 record with a 2.70 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and one shutout in 46 games with Vegas during the 2023-24 season. The Calgary, Alberta native set career highs in wins and games played in a season, while his 2.70 goals-against average ranks 10th among the best 1,000-game rankings.th in the NHL among goalies with at least 45 games played. In four playoff appearances during the 2023-24 season, Thompson had a record of 2-2 with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.

Thompson appeared in 37 games for Vegas during the 2022-23 season, posting a record of 21-13-3 with a 2.65 goals-against average, a .915 save percentage and two shutouts. He was selected to represent Vegas in the 2023 NHL All-Star Game. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound goaltender was named NHL Rookie of the Month for November 2022 after posting a record of 8-2-0 with a 2.88 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 10 appearances. During the month, Thompson became only the sixth rookie goaltender in NHL history to earn at least six road wins in a calendar month. In 103 NHL games with Vegas, Thompson has a record of 56-32-11 with a 2.67 goals-against average, a .912 save percentage and four shutouts.

Thompson, who signed with Vegas as an undrafted free agent in July 2020, was awarded the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding goaltender for the 2020-21 season after compiling a record of 16-6-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and two shutouts in 23 games with the Henderson Silver Knights. In 50 career AHL games with Henderson and the Binghampton Devils, Thompson had a record of 29-16-5 with a 2.44 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and four shutouts.

Thompson played 32 games with Washington’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays, during the 2019-20 season, where he posted a record of 23-8-1 with a 2.25 goals-against average, .929 save percentage, and three shutouts. Prior to joining South Carolina, Thompson attended Brock University (USports) in 2018-19, posting a record of 18-6 with a 2.72 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. Thompson was selected to the USports (OUA West) All-Rookie Team and the USports (OUA West) First All-Star Team, and was named the USports (OUA West) Goaltender of the Year.

Internationally, Thompson won a silver medal with Canada at the 2022 World Championship, where he posted a record of 3-1 with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage in four games played.

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