ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Grubauer, who was drafted by the Capitals in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has posted a 2-2-0 record with a 2.75 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage in four games for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season.
Grubauer split last season with Belleville and Windsor of the OHL. The 6’, 180-pound netminder led Windsor to the Memorial Cup (championship of the Canadian Hockey League), posting a 23-15-2-5 record with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. Grubauer also led Germany to the gold medal in the second division of the World Junior Championship, elevating the Germans to the top group for 2011.