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16-4-3 35
16-6-1 33
12-8-5 29
13-11-0 26
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2021 Goaltending

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OTL
Overtime Loss
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Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 1 0 0 0.00 1.000 1

Top Zach Fucale News

  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returned to minors

    Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey by Washington on Saturday.

    Fucale made his NHL debut while recalled to the big leagues, stopping all 21 shots in a 2-0 win over the Red Wings on Thursday. With Vitek Vanecek (undisclosed) nearing a return, the 26-year-old should get plenty of work in the minor leagues while awaiting his next chance to return to the NHL.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Perfect in first career start

    Fucale posted 21 saves Thursday in a 2-0 victory over the Red Wings.

    It wasn't the heaviest workload, but Fucale managed to put together a shutout in his first NHL start, blanking a Detroit squad that had won its previous three games. The 26-year-old Fucale, a second-round draft pick by Montreal in 2013, toiled in the minor leagues for six seasons before finally getting his shot Thursday.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Making NHL debut

    Fucale will defend the road goal during Thursday's matchup with Detroit.

    Fucale will be making his NHL debut against the Red Wings. The 2013 second-round pick has played well in the AHL this year, going 3-0-3 while posting an admirable 1.73 GAA and .933 save percentage. Fucale will attempt to pick up his first career NHL victory in a road matchup with a surging Red Wings team that's won three straight games.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Summoned to Captials

    The Capitals recalled Fucale from AHL Hershey on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Fucale's recall could be related to Vitek Vanecek being slow to get up late in Monday's game against the Sabres after getting his arm pinned underneath an opposing player. The 26-year-old has been stellar in the minor leagues thus far with a 1.73 GAA and .933 save percentage behind a 3-0-2 record in five starts with AHL Hershey to open the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Placed on waivers

    Fucale was placed on waivers by Washington on Sunday.

    Fucale was unlikely to usurp Ilya Samsonov or Vitek Vanecek for a roster spot in Washington and will report back to AHL Hershey unless claimed by a rival team. The 26-year-old registered a 1.80 GAA and .932 save percentage behind a 9-2-0 record in 11 starts in the minors last season.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Starting Wednesday

    Fucale will get the home start Wednesday against the Devils, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Per Pell's reporting, Fucale will eventually cede the cage to Ilya Samsonov but will technically serve as the starter of record. The 26-year-old posted a 1.80 GAA and .932 save percentage behind a 9-2-0 record in 11 starts with AHL Hershey last season.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Promoted from AHL Hershey

    Fucale was recalled from AHL Hershey on Sunday.

    Fucale should provide goaltending depth after Vitek Vanecek suffered an undisclosed injury in Saturday's Game 1 win. The 25-year-old Fucale is unlikely to dress for Washington barring further injuries in net.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Bumped to minors

    Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Fucale spent a few stints on the taxi squad when the Capitals needed an extra goalie on hand, but he didn't make an appearance. The 25-year-old will finish the season in the minors.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Ascends to taxi squad

    Fucale has been promoted to Washington's taxi squad ahead of Wednesday's game versus the Rangers.

    Fucale will be on hand as an emergency option for Wednesday's contest. The 2013 second-round pick has yet to make his NHL debut.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returned to minors

    Fucale was reassigned from Washington's taxi squad to AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Fucale had been recalled after Ilya Samsonov (upper body) was held out of Thursday's 5-2 loss to Buffalo, but he'll head back to Washington's minor-league affiliate without seeing any NHL action.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Promoted to taxi squad

    Fucale has been added to Washington's taxi squad ahead of Thursday's game versus the Sabres.

    Ilya Samsonov is sidelined with an upper-body injury, so Fucale will be on hand as an emergency option behind Vitek Vanecek and Craig Anderson for Thursday's matchup with Buffalo.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Inks two-year extension

    Fucale signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Capitals on Sunday.

    Fucale has enjoyed an excellent start to the AHL season, recording a .942 save percentage and a 5-1-0 record. The 25-year-old netminder is still behind Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek -- who are both younger than Fucale -- on the organizational depth chart, so Fucale likely won't make his NHL debut unless there's an injury.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Dropped to AHL affiliate

    Fucale was assigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Ilya Samsonov was added to Washington's active roster and Craig Anderson was assigned to the taxi squad in corresponding moves, so Fucale will remain in the minors for the foreseeable future. The 25-year-old backstop has yet to make his NHL debut.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returns to taxi squad

    Fucale was sent to the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    With Ilya Samsonov also on the taxi squad, Fucale's shuffling between the taxi squad and the active roster is likely coming to a close in the next few days. Expect the 25-year-old Fucale to see most of his playing time with AHL Hershey once Samsonov joins the Capitals' active roster.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Moves to active roster

    Fucale was promoted to the active roster Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    This has been standard procedure this season, but Fucale's only climbing the depth chart on paper. Once Ilya Samsonov is back from his conditioning stint in AHL Hershey, Fucale likely will be directed back to the minors.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Returns to taxi squad

    Fucale was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CBS Sports.

    As expected, Fucale moves to the taxi squad to allow Craig Anderson to join the active roster. Fucale will likely bounce between levels until Ilya Samsonov returns from his conditioning stint with AHL Hershey.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Ascends to active roster

    Fucale was promoted to the active roster Monday, per CBS Sports.

    This is likely a paper move -- expect Fucale to rejoin the taxi squad while Craig Anderson serves as Vitek Vanecek's backup Tuesday versus the Penguins.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: On taxi squad

    Fucale was assigned to Washington's taxi squad Saturday, according to Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.

    Fucale will likely continue to bounce between the active roster and the taxi squad until Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19) is cleared to return.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Promoted to active roster

    Fucale was promoted to the Capitals' active roster Tuesday, per CBS.

    Fucale will likely return to the taxi squad prior to Sunday's game versus the Penguins.

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  • Capitals' Zach Fucale: Drops to taxi squad

    Fucale was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday, CBS Sports reports.

    Craig Anderson was promoted from the taxi squad in a corresponding move to serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup in Sunday's game against the Flyers. Fucale can continue practicing with the team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Laval, PQ
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Shoots: Left