ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Philipp Grubauer from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Grubauer, 23, has appeared in 19 NHL games with Washington, posting a 6-6-5 record with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. The Rosenheim, Germany, native made his NHL debut with the Capitals on Feb. 27, 2013, at Philadelphia and earned his first NHL win on Dec. 8, 2014, against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Grubauer appeared in 17 games with Washington last season and ranked eighth among NHL rookie goaltenders in saves (434) and wins (6). Grubauer represented Germany at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Minsk, Belarus, and became the second German-born goaltender in NHL history to record a victory last season (Thomas Greiss).
Grubauer posted a 16-9-4 record with four shutouts, a 2.03 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 29 games with Hershey (AHL) this season. He ranks tied for third in the AHL in shutouts (4), sixth in goals-against average (2.03) and seventh in wins (16). The 6’1”, 192-pound goaltender was selected to represent the Eastern Conference at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, N.Y, and won the top goaltender award at the AHL All-Star Classic skills competition. Grubauer has registered a 44-31-8 record with nine shutouts, a 2.29 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 85 career AHL games.
The Capitals will announce a corresponding roster move this afternoon.