Capitals Re-Sign Olie the Goalie
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Washington Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig signed a two-year contract extension on Saturday, lengthening his record 13-year tenure with the franchise.
A Capital his entire NHL career, the 35-year-old Kolzig has played 585 games over 13 years and posted a .908 save percentage and a 2.62 goals-against average with 249 victories.
The 19th overall selection in the 1989 draft, Kolzig helped lead the Capitals to the 1998 Stanley Cup final, where they lost to Detroit.
Kolzig, who signed a five-year, $31 million extension in Aug. 2001, is a member of Germany’s Olympic team at the Turin Games.
Also, the Capitals sent forward Dave Steckel to Hershey of the AHL.