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Flyers ink goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a multi-year deal

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a multi-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

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Below are some quick facts on Neuvirth:

MICHAL NEUVIRTH (G)
PREVIOUS TEAM: NY Islanders/Buffalo Sabres (2014-15)
DRAFTED: 2006 (34th Overall) - Washington Capitals
AGE: 27
BORN: Ústí Nad Labem, Czech Republic
VITALS: 6’1”, 209 pounds
CATCHES: Left
  • Split time between the Buffalo Sabres and NY Islanders last season.
  • He went 6-17-3 with the Sabres, but posted a 2.99 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 27 appearances, and three of his six wins were shut outs.
  • With the Islanders, he appeared in just five games going 1-3-1 with a 2.94 GAA.
  • In parts of seven seasons in the NHL, Neuvirth has a career record of 66-63-17 to go along with seven shutouts and a 2.73 GAA and .912 save percentage.
  • Won two AHL Calder Cup Championships in back-to-back years with the Hershey Bears in 2009 & 2010, including winning the AHL Playoff MVP in 2009.
  • Was drafted (34th overall) in the same year as current goaltender Steve Mason (69th overall) in 2006.
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