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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie | #31

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 182
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (112) / WAS
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Philipp Grubauer has signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals.
That's double Grubauer's cap hit from the previous two seasons. He posted a 2.04 GAA and .926 save percentage last season, but he was limited to 24 games due to the presence of Braden Holtby. With Holtby set to be the Capitals' starter for the foreseeable future, Grubauer is likely to eventually leave Washington either via free agency or a trade. For now though, the Capitals have a superb tandem. Jul 6 - 12:21 PM

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Philipp Grubauer and the Washington Capitals are reportedly getting close to signing a contract extension.

Grubauer is a restricted free agent and decided against filing for salary arbitration. He can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, so it'll be interesting to see if the two sides can agree on a multi-year deal. While Grubauer is more than good enough to justify one, the presence of Braden Holtby means that Grubauer will likely eventually leave the Capitals to pursue a starting goaltending job elsewhere.
Jul 6 - 5:09 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov's new contract announced Sunday night will force the Capitals to get creative as they work to re-sign restricted free agents Philipp Grubauer and Andre Burakovski.

The Capitals have about $4.6 million in cap space to sign seven players to fill out their roster, with RFAs Grubauer and Burakovski included on the to-do list. The 25-year-old goaltender had a superb 2016-17 season with a .926 save percentage and 2.05 goals against average and is due far more than one-seventh of that remaining cap space.
Jul 2 - 8:12 PM

Philipp Grubauer thinks he's ready to become a starter goaltender.

That doesn't necessarily mean he's on his way out of Washington, though it wouldn't be surprising if that were the case anyways. Keep in mind that he's scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer and he would potentially be an expensive option as a backup, so the Capitals might want to allocate their cap space elsewhere. Las Vegas is a possible destination for him. In the meantime he plans to join Team Germany in the 2017 World Championship.
May 12 - 4:28 PM

Philipp Grubauer picked up his third straight win on Saturday.

Grubauer stopped 21 of 22 shots as the Capitals beat the Bruins 3-1. The win lifts his record to 13-6-2 with a 2.07 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 6:26 PM

Philipp Grubauer will take on the Bruins on Saturday.

Through 21 games this season, Washington's backup netminder has posted a 12-6-2 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 1:26 PM

Philipp Grubauer allowed one goal on 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Toronto.

It looked like Grubauer was heading for a shutout, but the Leafs scored a power play goal with just over a minute remaining in the third period. He has a 12-6-2 record with a 2.07 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this season.
Apr 4 - 10:26 PM

Philipp Grubauer will be in goal for the Capitals on Tuesday night against Toronto.

Grubauer, who was in the starter's crease during the morning skate, posted a win in relief against Toronto back on Jan. 3 when he stopped 15 of 17 shots. The Washington backup has an 11-6-2 record with a 2.13 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season. Braden Holtby will likely start Wednesday against the New York Rangers.
Apr 4 - 12:07 PM

Philipp Grubauer blocked 32 of 35 shots in a 5-3 win against Colorado Wednesday night.

Grubauer won his first game in his last four starts. Ending this losing slide improved his season record to 11-6-2. Grubauer let in in one goal in each period but never allowed Colorado to take the lead. He ended the night with a save percentage of .914, just slightly lower than his season average of .925.
Mar 30 - 1:26 AM

Philipp Grubauer has been confirmed as Washington's netminder against Colorado on Wednesday.

He'll do so sporting a 10-6-2 record with a 2.10 GAA and .925 save percentage in 19 games this season.
Mar 29 - 8:30 PM

Philipp Grubauer may get the start against the Avalanche on Wednesday.

Braden Holtby played in Minnesota on Tuesday, so coach Barry Trotz could give Grubauer the second game of back-to-back set. If the talented understudy does play, he'll do so sporting a 10-6-2 record with a 2.10 GAA and .925 save percentage in 19 games this season. We'll keep you posted.
Mar 29 - 6:14 PM

Philipp Grubauer was unable to stop the Washington Capitals' losing streak, which grew to three after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings.

It's not as though the backup goalie was besieged by shots; he only faced 21, giving up three goals. While that was a disappointing night, he's otherwise been outstanding in spot duty otherwise this season and is a great add/drop option if there's sufficient notice that he'll be giving Braden Holtby a rare night off.
Mar 12 - 3:21 AM

Philipp Grubauer will take on the Kings on Saturday night.

He's been one of the league's best backup netminders this season. Through 18 games he has a 10-5-2 record with a .928 save percentage and a 2.04 GAA.
Mar 11 - 8:37 PM

Philipp Grubauer gave up four goals on 25 shots Saturday night as the Capitals lost 5-2 to the Predators.

A fifth goal went into an empty net. Grubauer has now suffered back-to-back losses for the second time in a little more than a month. He lost a 2-1 contest six nights previous against the Rangers and dropped a pair in late January against the Islanders and Senators. In those two previous losses, however, he managed to record save percentages north of .900 and salvage some fantasy points. He would not be nearly as productive Saturday with an .840.
Feb 25 - 8:18 PM

With Braden Holtby in net on Friday, expect Philipp Grubauer will be in net on Saturday against the Predators.

In 16 games this season Grubauer has posted a 10-4-2 record with a three shutouts, a 930 save percentage and a 1.98 save percentage this season. He's been able to get Holtby some much-needed rest with his superb play.
Feb 24 - 2:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Riley Barber
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Lucas Johansen
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer