December 22, 2014

CAPS/STINGRAYS: Philipp Grubauer Named to ECHL All-Rookie Team

South Carolina Stingrays’ Goaltender Philipp Grubauer continues to build on his impressive rookie year as he has been named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team. The South Carolina Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals.

Philipp Grubauer at Capitals Training Camp (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Grubauer, 20, skated in 43 games with the Stingrays this season going 23-13-5 and ranks third in the ECHL with a 2.22 goals-against average, fifth with 2,536 minutes played, tied for fifth in wins and tied for sixth with a .918 save percentage. The Rosenheim, Germany, native was also named the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week (October 31-November 6), ECHL Goaltender of the Month (November) and the Reebok Hockey ECHL Rookie of the Month (January).

A fourth-round selection (112th overall) by the Capitals in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Grubauer spent the three previous seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Belleville, Windsor and Kingston compiling a record of 52-36-10 in 105 contests.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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