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Caps sign goalie Clay Stevenson to entry-level contract

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The Capitals announced Monday they have signed 23-year-old goalie Clay Stevenson to a two-year entry-level contract. 

Stevenson, an undrafted college free agent who just finished his first season with Dartmouth College, will carry an AAV of $855,000, per the Capitals. In his lone season with Dartmouth, Stevenson posted a .922 save percentage and 2.70 goals-against average in 22 starts (6-14-2). 

The Capitals were not the only team in on Stevenson, according to The Athletic's Rick Dhaliwal. He visited with the Rangers as well as Washington and was drawing interest from the Canucks and Kraken before deciding to sign with the Capitals. 

Before Stevenson got to Dartmouth, he played three seasons with the Coquitlam Express in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). In his third and final year, he posted a 30-2-2 record, a .936 save percentage and took home the BCHL Top Goaltender award. 

In 85 BCHL, Stevenson finished with a 48-29-3 record, a 2.82 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and six shutouts.