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Capitals sign Vokoun to one-year, $1.5M contract

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TSN.ca Staff
7/2/2011 11:34:18 PM
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The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Tomas Vokoun to a one-year contract worth $1.5-million.  

Vokoun, 34, played 57 games for the Florida Panthers in 2010-11, posting a record of 22-28-5 with a 2.55 GAA.  

In 632 career games with Nashville and Florida, Vokoun has posted a record of 262-267-41, with a career goals against average of 2.56 and an impressive .917 save percentage.

The new deal is a significant pay-cut for the two-time all-star, who is coming off a four year deal that paid him more than $22-million.

Washington created a vacancy in their crease yesterday, dealing Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche.

Vokoun was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth round, 226th overall in 1994.

Tomas Vokoun (Photo: Scott Cunningham/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Scott Cunningham/NHLI via Getty Images)
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