Kolzig promoted to head goalie coach

Kolzig promoted to head goalie coach
September 4, 2013, 10:30 am
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For the better part of five years the Capitals have been trying to find a goaltender who can provide the consistency Olie Zolzig gave them in the previous 15 years.

They’ll now turn to Kolzig to help make that happen.

The Caps today promoted Olie Kolzig to head goaltender coach and named Scott Murray associate goaltender coach.

Kolzig, 43, had spent the previous two seasons as an associate goalie coach under Dave Prior.

“Olie has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we believe with him spending the past two seasons as the associate goaltending coach he is ready to take the next step in his coaching career,” Caps general manager Geoge McPhee said in a statement.

“We are also very pleased to welcome Scott Murray to the organization.”

Kolzig played in 711 games as a Capital from 1989-90 through 2007-08. He currently owns nearly every all-time Capitals goaltending record, including games played, wins [301], shutouts [35] and minutes [41,259] and ranks fourth in goals-against average [2.70] and third in save percentage [.906].

Kolzig also holds the Caps’ single season records in games [73], minutes [4,371] and wins [41].

Murray, 35, joins the Capitals organization after spending the past five seasons as the goaltending coach for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

He spent the past two years working with goaltenders at RHP Training Facility - a yearlong goaltending development program in Sudbury which he co-owns. Murray played hockey collegiately at Lake SuperiorStateUniversity, as well as for the San Angelo Saints [Central Hockey League] and Motor City Mechanics [United Hockey League] during his professional career.