Kings sign Copley, Paquette-Bisson

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The Los Angeles Kings have signed goaltender Pheonix Copley and defenseman Tobie Paquette-Bisson to one-year contracts.

Copley made 35 appearances with the AHL’s Hershey Bears in 2021-22, going 18-12-5 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. He also appeared in two games with the Washington Capitals (0-1-0, 3.11, .878), and posted a .929 save percentage in three starts during the Bears’ first-round Calder Cup Playoff series against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

In 226 career games over eight AHL seasons with Hershey and Chicago, Copley has compiled a record of 118-72-27 with a 2.52 GAA, a .911 save percentage and 15 shutouts. In 2020-21, he shared the AHL’s Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award with Zach Fucale as the Bears allowed the fewest goals per game in the league.

Copley has also appeared in 31 NHL games with Washington and St. Louis, going 16-9-3 with a 2.98 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

Paquette-Bisson notched three goals and 16 assists in 55 games with the AHL’s Laval Rocket in 2021-22, his fourth pro season. He also notched two assists in 15 Calder Cup Playoff matches.

Paquette-Bisson has played 84 career AHL contests with Laval and Rochester, totaling four goals and 22 assists for 26 points.