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Capitals Sign Goalie Justin Peters to 2-year Deal

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Goaltender Justin Peters #35 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 14, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Hurricanes defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Goaltender Justin Peters #35 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 14, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Hurricanes defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington Capitals have signed 27-year-old goaltender Justin Peters, formerly of the Carolina Hurricanes, to a two-year, $1.9 million contract, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

“We are pleased to sign Justin to a two-year contract,” said senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan. “We feel he is just entering his prime and has a tremendous upside. We look forward to him working with our goaltending coach Mitch Korn to reach his potential.”

Peters appeared in a career-high 21 games during the 2013-14 season, recording a 7-9-4 record with a 2.50 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

He was drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Hurricanes.

Peters has spent the majority of the last four seasons in the American Hockey League.

The Capitals made a bigger free agency splash signing 33-year-old defenseman Brooks Orpik to a 5-year, $27.5 million deal.

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