Pheonix Copley

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Summary

Future NHL back up

Fantasy Upside 5
NHL Certainty 8
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 18, 1992
Height 6‘4”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted No



January 2018 – Copley has not been able to carry the Hershey Bears this season like he has in years past. To put it bluntly this Bears team is worse than it has been in years and cannot score, as it has more rookies on the back end and less depth scoring up front. Copley is currently having his worst season in the AHL, but his overall status in the Capitals organization is more of a stop-gap. He was supposed to back up Holtby this season but the Capitals could not move Grubauer, and instead stayed in the AHL playing the waitin game. Expect him to still be the back up for the Capitals whenever Grubauer moves on as the organization seems value in him. Pat Quinn


January 2017 – Beset by goaltending woes, St. Louis summoned Copley to the NHL to see if he could stop the bleeding. It did not go well for Copley in his second career NHL game. He surrendered five goals on 29 shots to the Winnipeg Jets and was saddled with the ‘L’. He’s been rock solid in the AHL thus far, suiting up for 18 games amassing an 11-4-1 record with a 0.920 SVS and 2.32 GAA. Brad Phillips


October 2016 – Copley will return to Chicago to man the crease for another year as he’s been cut from training camp. It’s shaping up to be a logjam in the Wolves crease this year which should foster a healthy competition among the Copley, Ville Husso and Jordan BinningtonBrad Phillips


July 2016 – Copley has been re-signed to a one-year, two-way deal. He’s had a excellent start to his pro career. In two seasons split between Hershey and Chicago, Copley has a record of 32-30-6 with a .915 save percentage and 2.53 GAA with six shutouts. He’ll need to keep building on that success, as he’ll have his work cut out for him in fending off fellow ‘tenders Binnington and Husso for AHL playing time. Brad Phillips


May 2016 – Since coming over in a trade from the Washington Capitals, Copley has been a solid netminder for the Chicago Wolves. He posted respectable numbers in the AHL, and even managed to play a game with the Blues. Copley would probably benefit from more consistent playing time, but for now he is sharing the Wolves net with Jordan Binnington. Matt Kowalski


May 2015 – Copley started about a third of the games in the regular season and put up rather impressive numbers for his first year in the AHL with a 0.925 save percentage in 26 games. So far in the playoffs Copley has started a majority of the games as Grubauer was backing up (and one starting) for the Capitals in the playoffs. He is 3-1 with a 0.946 sv% and has been the better of the two so far. He could become Hershey’s starter as soon as next season if given the chance. Pat Quinn


November 2014 – Starting five of 13 games for the Bears, about one of every three games, Copley is clearly the back-up this season. His numbers are great so far as he has a 0.920 save percentage with a 1.97 goals against average and two shutouts. He has the ability to steal starts with his strong play but it will be tough to usurp the starting position from the well-established Phillip Grubauer. He looks to become another strong goalie in what has become a goalie factory in Washington. Pat Quinn


September 2014 – Sent down to Hershey before the AHL training camp started Copley is slated to start for the Bears in exhibition games. He will more than likely play the 2014-15 season in the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays once Eddie Pasquale is healthy and Philipp Grubauer gets sent back down from the Capitals. Pat Quinn


October 2012 – Profile from Justin Goldman:


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2008-2009 Arctic Lions Midget - - - |        
 2009-2010 California Titans 18U NAPHL 18U 10 3.08 .871 |        
 2010-2011 Corpus Christi IceRays NAHL 42 4.17 .880 |        
 2011-2012 Tri-City Storm USHL 25 3.14 .905 |        
  Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 20 3.09 .909 |        
 2012-2013 Michigan Tech NCAA 24 3.22 .900 |        
 2013-2014 Michigan Tech NCAA 30 2.51 .911 |        
  South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 3 3.27 .906 | Playoffs 1 2.57 .923
 2014-2015 Washington Capitals NHL 0 - - |        
  Hershey Bears AHL 26 2.17 .925 | Playoffs 5 1.83 .946
 2015-2016 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 2.46 .833 |        
  Chicago Wolves AHL 37 2.79 .909 |        
 2016-2017 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 5.09 .828 |        
  Chicago Wolves AHL 25 2.31 .920 |        
  Hershey Bears AHL 16 2.15 .931 | Playoffs 9 2.13 .933
 2017-2018 Washington Capitals NHL 0 - - |        
  Hershey Bears AHL 41 2.91 .896 |        
 2018-2019 Washington Capitals NHL 27 2.90 .905 |        
 2019-2020 Washington Capitals NHL - - - |