Goaltender Edward Pasquale, acquired on draft day and expected to serve as the backup goaltender in Hershey this season, signed with the Washington Capitals for a one-year, two-way deal, the team announced Wednesday.

A restricted free agent this offseason, Pasquale was among four players in the Capitals organization to receive qualifying offers before the deadline. Michael Latta signed a contract extension on July 1, while defensemen Cam Schilling and Nate Schmidt remain unsigned. On June 28, Washington brought Pasquale from Winnipeg in exchange for a sixth-round pick, a seventh-round pick and a seventh-round pick in 2015. In return, the Capitals also got the 159th overall pick, which they used to pick Minnesota high-schooler Steven Spinner.

Pasquale has spent the past three seasons with the St. John’s IceCaps in the AHL, appearing in 31 games last season with a 2.43 goals-per-game average and a .920 save percentage.