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Olie Kolzig
Washington Capitals - Goaltending Coach
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Olie Kolzig was promoted to the role of goaltending coach of the Washington Capitals on September 4, 2013.

Kolzig had spent the past two seasons as the Capitals' associate goaltending coach.

"Olie has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we believe with him spending the past two seasons as the associate goaltending coach he is ready to take the next step in his coaching career," general manager George McPhee said. "We are also very pleased to welcome Scott Murray to the organization."

Kolzig, taken by the Capitals with the 19th pick in the 1989 NHL Draft, played in 711 games with the franchise. He owns nearly every Capitals goaltending record, including games played, wins (301), shutouts (35) and minutes (41,259), and ranks fourth (minimum 3,000 minutes played) in goals-against average (2.70) and third in save percentage (.906).

In terms of single-season records, Kolzig leads in games (73), minutes (4,371), wins (41) and is second (minimum 1,200 minutes) in GAA (2.20), save percentage (.920) and shutouts (six).

Kolzig helped guide Washington to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998. He was awarded the 2000 Vezina Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top goalie, and was named the 2005-06 King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. He also was named to two NHL All-Star teams (1998, 2000) as a member of the Capitals.
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