Copley with the Hershey Bears in 2015
January 18, 1992|
North Pole, Alaska, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Hershey Bears (AHL)
St. Louis Blues
Pheonix Copley (born January 18, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Undrafted, Copley played in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Tri-City Storm and Des Moines Buccaneers before committing to play collegiate hockey with Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). At the conclusion of his sophomore season, Copley opted to turn professional in agreeing to a two-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals on March 20, 2014.
Copley was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, to begin his first full professional season in 2014–15. In sharing the crease, he impressed with the Bears, earning 17 wins in 26 games. In the off-season, Copley was included in a trade, which also included Troy Brouwer and a third-round pick in 2016, to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for T. J. Oshie on July 2, 2015.
During the 2016–17 season, on January 20, 2017, Copley was recalled from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL by the Blues. He made the first start of his NHL career on January 21 against the Winnipeg Jets, where the Blues lost 5–3. After he was returned to the Wolves, on February 27, 2017, Copley was traded back to the Capitals in a deadline trade along with Kevin Shattenkirk in exchange for Zach Sanford, Brad Malone, a 2017 first-round pick, and a conditional second-round pick in 2019. Copley was called up to the NHL during the Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs run and although he did not play during the playoffs, he stayed with the team as they won the 2018 Stanley Cup.
|2009–10||Southern California Titans||NAPHL||10||6||1||1||429||22||0||3.08||.871||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Corpus Christi IceRays||NAHL||42||14||23||4||2376||165||0||4.17||.880||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||20||7||11||1||1163||60||0||3.09||.909||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||3||2||1||0||147||8||0||3.26||.906||1||0||1||70||3||0||2.58||.923|
|2015–16||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||0||0||24||1||0||2.50||.833||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||1||0||59||5||0||5.09||.828||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Blue acquire Brouwer from Capitals". St. Louis Blues. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
- Stanley, Robby (February 27, 2016). "Forsberg hat trick lifts Predators past Blues". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
- "Blues recall Copley from Wolves". National Hockey League. January 20, 2017.
- "Copley will start against Winnipeg". National Hockey League. January 21, 2017.
- "Little scores twice, Jets beat Blues 5–3". The News & Observer. Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian Press. January 21, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
- "Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues". The Washington Post. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- Joyal, Brad (June 11, 2018). "North Pole goaltender Pheonix Copley reflects on Stanley Cup win". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "NHL opening night rosters for 2018-19 season". NHL.com. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- Vickers, Aaron (October 27, 2018). "Copley gets first NHL win, Capitals edge Flames in shootout". NHL.com. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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