ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Frederic Cassivi from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Cassivi, 32, has played 13 career NHL games, including five with the Capitals in the last two seasons. He has led Hershey to back-to-back Eastern Conference championships in the AHL and won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the MVP of the Calder Cup playoffs in 2006, when the Bears won the Calder Cup.
A 6’4”, 217-pound native of Sorel, Quebec, Cassivi has a 10-10-1 record in 21 appearances for the Bears this season, posting a 3.10 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. He has a 2.83 GAA and a .912 save percentage in seven appearances this month.
Cassivi was a ninth-round choice of the Ottawa Senators in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft (210th overall). A veteran of six 20-win seasons in the AHL, he played eight games for the Atlanta Thrashers in 2001-02 and ’02-03. He has a 3-6-1 record, a 3.63 GAA and a .892 save percentage in his 13 career NHL appearances.