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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
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Philipp Grubauer has inked a two-year, one-way contract with the Washington Capitals.
He will make $650,000 next season and $850,000 in 2016-17. Grubauer owns a 7-6-5 record in the NHL with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. He only played one game with the Capitals this past campaign, but his new deal paves the way for him to be Braden Holtby's backup next year. Jun 15 - 1:04 PM

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Philipp Grubauer's agent expects to start contract talks with the Capitals this week.

He added that Grubauer's first choice is to stay with Washington, but he has received offers to play in the KHL. If the Caps get a contract done with the pending restricted free agent netminder then Grubauer should be expected to back up Braden Holtby next season.
Jun 1 - 2:16 PM

By making 19 saves on 21 shots, Philipp Grubauer became the fifth ever goalie to earn a win in both the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Calder Cup playoffs in the same season.

Grubauer made 18 saves in a 4-3 win during an emergency start to spell the then-sick Braden Holtby in Game Two of Washington's series with the NY Islanders. And tonight, he came in relief of Pheonix Copley to begin the second period and help steer Hershey towards a 10-4 victory and entry to the second round.
May 1 - 9:57 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been sent down to AHL Hershey.

Grubauer turned aside 18 of 21 shots to earn a 4-3 victory against the Islanders in Game 2 of the first round series. He was originally summoned because Braden Holtby was dealing with an illness, but he remained on the roster for the rest of the series even though Holtby was able to play in the rest of the contests. Washington defeated the Islanders and will face the New York Rangers in the second round.
Apr 28 - 4:27 PM

Philipp Grubauer served as Braden Holby's understudy for Games 3 and 4 after he played in Game 2.

Coach Barry Trotz decided to go with Grubauer instead of Justin Peters when Holtby was ill and all three of them will stick with the Capitals for the rest of the series. "Grubauer deserves to finish the series. Gave us a win," said Trotz. "At this point in time, we made that decision in Game 2 and we're three games left in the series, we want to leave our options to be in a situation where we’ve got the access to Grubi and Petey if we need. But that's the whole thought process, really."
Apr 23 - 4:04 PM

Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves on 21 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

Grubauer was recalled from the minors earlier in the day because starter Braden Holtby is dealing with an illness. The young goaltender allowed a goal in the opening minutes of the game, and he allowed two more in the second period. Grubauer did shut the game the door in the third period, and his teammates responded by coming back to get the win. The series is now tied at one, and game three will be played in Long Island on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 17 - 10:18 PM

It's official, Philipp Grubauer will tag in for the sick Braden Holtby in Friday's Game Two against the New York Islanders.

Tough news for the Capitals who trail in the series 1-0. But it is what it is, and Grubauer has played well for AHL Hershey this season. He's posted a 27-17-5 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA in 49 games. This will be his first career NHL playoff game as well.
Apr 17 - 6:27 PM

It's beginning to look more and more like Philipp Grubauer will get the start against the New York Islanders in Game Two on Friday night.

Braden Holtby is apparently sick, and may be too ill to play. Grubauer has seen 20 NHL games during his brief career, posting a 7-6-5 record with 42 goals against on just 553 combined shots. He has yet to go in the NHL playoffs. In 49 games with AHL Hershey this season, Grubauer has posted a 27-17-5 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA.
Apr 17 - 6:11 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Braden Holtby is apparently feeling under the weather, so Grubauer joined the Capitals as a precautionary measure. It's still possible that Holtby will play and if it becomes apparent that that's the case then Grubauer will likely be returned to the minors so that he can help AHL Hershey as it finishes off its regular season schedule this weekend.
Apr 17 - 11:42 AM

The Washington Capitals have sent Philipp Grubauer to the minors.

Grubauer was serving as Braden Holtby's understudy, so if he's returning to the AHL then Justin Peters has presumably recovered from his lower-body injury. Grubauer didn't get any playing time during his latest NHL stint.
Mar 17 - 11:48 AM

The Washington Capitals have recalled Philipp Grubauer from the AHL.

He was recalled on an emergency basis. Backup goaltender Justin Peters suffered an injury, so the Caps needed Grubauer. The 23-year-old won his only start of the season in February.
Mar 15 - 1:16 PM

The Washington Capitals have sent Philipp Grubauer to the minors.

Grubauer was recalled to play on Friday, his first NHL game of the season, and was sent back to Hershey just as quickly. Braden Holtby got a deserved night off and apparently the Capitals were unwilling to start Justin Peters so Grubauer got the call.
Feb 7 - 10:24 AM

Philipp Grubauer, making his first start of the season, was the winning goalie Friday night in the Capitals' 3-2 shootout victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Grubauer was recalled by Washington from the American Hockey League earlier Friday. He made 23 saves in regulation and overtime before the Caps prevailed in the shootout. For the record, Grubauer is now 1-0, with a goals-against average of 1.85 and a save percentage of .920.
Feb 6 - 10:17 PM

The Washington Capitals will roll with Philipp Grubauer on Friday, but it sounds like that's all.

Any additions involving Grubauer should be made while planning to drop him soon after, unless perhaps he gets a shutout that earns him another start or two.
Feb 6 - 5:57 PM

Coach Barry Trotz has confirmed that Philipp Grubauer will face Anaheim on Friday night.

This was expected to be the case after the Capitals sent down Andre Burakovsky to call Grubauer up from the minors. Braden Holtby has been a workhorse for Washington this year and he'll get the night off after Thursday's win over Ottawa. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Feb 6 - 5:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Curtis Glencross
4Jason Chimera
RW1Eric Fehr
2T.J. Oshie
3Justin Williams
4Tom Wilson
5Jay Beagle
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Brooks Orpik
4Karl Alzner
5Tim Gleason
6Nate Schmidt
7Dmitry Orlov
8Taylor Chorney
9John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters
3Philipp Grubauer