December 16, 2019

Grubauer Named ECHL Goaltender of the Month

From South Carolina Stingrays press release, goalie Philipp Grubauer was named ECHL Goaltender of the Month.  Congrats to another exciting Caps netminding prospect.

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

North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, announced today that goaltender Philipp Grubauer has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November.

Grubauer, 20, went 6-1-1 with one shutout, a 1.73 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in eight appearances for the Stingrays in November. The Rosenheim, Germany, native opened the month with three straight victories, including a 26-save performance in a 1-0 shutout of Toledo on Nov. 5. He also finished the month with three consecutive victories over Gwinnett, including stopping 35 of 36 shots in a 6-1 win on Nov. 20.

A fourth-round selection (112th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Grubauer is tied for second in the ECHL with nine wins and is second with a 1.80 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound goaltender appeared in 11 games with the Stingrays this season, posting a record of 9-1-1 and was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6. Prior to turning pro, Grubauer spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, compiling a record of 52-36-10 in 105 games with Belleville, Windsor, and Kingston.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP


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