Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun says he wants to stay in the National Hockey League despite receiving interest from KHL clubs.
Vokunâ€™s agent, Allan Walsh confirmed his clientâ€™s wishes on Twitter Friday.
Tomas Vokoun has decided not to accept an offer from a KHL team at the present time. He is solely focused on playing in the NHL next year.
â€” Allan Walsh (@walsha) May 25, 2012 The 35-year-old native of the Czech Republic was 25-17-2 last season with a 2.51 goals-against-average, a .916 save percentage and four shutouts in 48 games with the Capitals.
Vokounâ€™s current salary cap hit $1.5 million but is expected to get a raise if he tests free agency. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.