The Capitals acquired Pasquale from the Winnipeg Jets on June 28 along with a 2014 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for sixth- and seventh-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Pasquale, 23, was 17-13-1 with a 2.43 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 31 games with the St. John's Ice Caps of the American Hockey League last season. He was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round (No. 117) at the 2009 NHL Draft.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie