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Michal Neuvirth | Goalie

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
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Jakub Voracek apparently played a big role in recruiting Michal Neuvirth, who signed a two-year, $3.25 million deal with the Flyers this summer.
Voracek doesn't feel that he was the one to convince Neuvirth to move to Philadelphia, but Neuvirth seems to see things differently. "I met Jake and we talked about things here and he said all good things about the Flyers," Neuvirth recalled. "He wanted me to come here. I think it made him happy when I signed here. ... He was the reason I signed here." He'll serve as Steve Mason's understudy in 2015-16 and is projected to play in around 25 games assuming both netminders stay relatively healthy. Aug 31 - 5:29 PM

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Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall likes the signing of goalie Michal Neuvirth because he makes for a good insurance policy.

"He's a proven goalie. He's a good goalie," Hextall said. "I think one of the attractive things for us with a backup goalie is, God forbid something happens to [Steve] Mason, he can carry the load and he's done that in the past. We think we've brought in a real good goalie that's going to give us a real solid backup. I'm sure he's going to probably play more than the typical backup." Neuvirth is capable of taking some pressure away from Mason and playing between 25-30 games.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 7 - 7:08 PM

The Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth for two-years and $3.25 million.

Neuvirth will get $1.5 million in 2015-16 and $1.75 million the following campaign. This is a nice signing for the Flyers as Neuvirth will be a more than an adequate replacement for last season's backup Ray Emery. Look for Neuvirth to play in 25 games behind starter Steve Mason.
Jul 1 - 12:50 PM

Michal Neuvirth and the New York Islanders appear to "gaining traction" on contract talks.

However that isn't to say that Neuvirth necessarily wants to stay in New York. As agent Patrik Stefan noted, "The bottom line is Michal wants to and is ready to be a starter next season." Remember, the Islanders have Jaroslav Halak seemingly entrenched as their starter. Neuvirth may be one of the better goalies who'll be available via free agency come July 1st. Besides trying to figure out where he ranks among the Antti Niemi's, Karri Ramo's, Devan Dubnyk's, et al., Neuvirth, who's 27 years old, has a track record similar to a back-up. He's only topped the 40 games played plateau once in his career, his rookie season with Washington in 2010-11 when he played 48 games and finished 14 for the Calder Trophy.
Jun 12 - 6:14 PM

Michal Neuvirth could not help the New York Islanders turn things around as the Anaheim Ducks won 3-2 on Saturday.

Neuvirth is now 1-3-1 with unimpressive numbers as a member of the Islanders after giving up three goals on 24 shots.
Mar 28 - 4:42 PM

Michal Neuvirth will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Neuvirth will attempt to rebound after losing back-to-back games on March 14th and 17th. He has a 2.91 GAA and .882 save percentage in four games since being acquired by the Islanders.
Mar 27 - 2:38 PM

Michal Neuvirth looked shaky Tuesday as he allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-1 loss to Chicago.

Neuvirth has received the bulk of the playing time of late as a result of Jaroslav Halak's lower body ailment, but his performance with the Isles to-date (1-2-1, 2.91 GAA, .882 save percentage) makes it clear the team will need a healthy Halak if it expects to make any noise in the playoffs.
Mar 17 - 11:26 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the nod on Tuesday.

Jaroslav Halak has a lower-body injury, so Neuvirth is the de facto number one goaltender for the time being. Neuvirth has a 2.95 GAA and .916 save percentage in 30 games with Buffalo and the Islanders in 2014-15.
Mar 17 - 2:38 PM

Michal Neuvirth sticked away 27 shots in the Islanders’ 3-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday night.

The Islanders clearly want Jaroslav Halak to be rested come playoff time, as Neuvirth has made three starts since being acquired at the deadline. He has a 1-1-1 record in New York. On the year, he has a 2.95 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.
Mar 14 - 10:16 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the start against Montreal on Saturday night.

Neuvirth didn't make the best initial impression with the Islanders during his first two starts as he allowed three goals to both Florida and Toronto on just 43 combined shots. But the silver lining is that the Isles earned three of four possible standings points in that time. However Neuvirth does own an quality 5-3-1 in nine career starts versus Montreal with a shutout and 18 goals against, all but one start of which came with Washington.
Mar 14 - 4:57 PM

Goalie Michal Neuvirth was credited with a win Monday night as his teammates rallied from a 3-1 disadvantage in the third period to win 4-3 in overtime in Toronto.

Neuvirth stopped 22 of the 25 shots he faced from the Maple Leafs in regulation and overtime. He dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Florida Panthers in his Islanders debut Saturday. Neuvirth, a member of the woeful Buffalo Sabres until recently, is now 7-17-4 on the season. He has a goals-against average of 2.98 and a save percentage of .916. With this highly respectable Islanders team, Neuvirth is feeling reborn. Still, we don't suggest you use him in fantasy play. As a backup to Jaroslav Halak, Neuvirth's playing time with the Isles will be restricted and you really won't know what you'll get from him on those rare occasions when he'll play.
Mar 9 - 11:21 PM

Michal Neuvirth will be in goal against Toronto on Monday night.

He dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Florida Panthers in his Islanders debut on Saturday. Neuvirth posted a 32-save, 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs back on Nov. 15 as a member of the Sabres. New York plays against the Rangers on Tuesday, so Jaroslav Halak will get the nod for that contest.
Mar 9 - 12:09 PM

Michal Neuvirth gave up three goals on 18 shots in the Islanders’ 4-3 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.

Can’t happen. The Islanders easily dominated the play for the duration, but Neuvrith was the weak link in his first start as an Islander. Perhaps he wasn’t used to such little work? Neuvirth has a 2.98 goals-against average and .917 save percentage this season.
Mar 7 - 10:43 PM

Michal Neuvirth will be the New York Islanders' starter on Saturday.

It will be Neuvirth's first game between the pipes since the Islanders acquired him from Buffalo on March 2. He has a 2.99 GAA and .918 save percentage in 27 contests this season.
Mar 7 - 12:00 PM

Michal Neuvirth has indeed been traded.

He is going to the New York Islanders in exchange for Chad Johnson and third-round draft pick. Neuvirth has been solid of late, with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage during nine games in February. He'll serve as Jaroslav Halak's backup.
Mar 2 - 1:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Vincent Lecavalier
4Ryan White
5Nick Cousins
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Michael Raffl
5Colin McDonald
6Chris Porter
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Andrew MacDonald
5Radko Gudas
6Luke Schenn
7Evgeni Medvedev
8Brandon Manning
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth