Michal Neuvirth

Sport: Hockey
Position: goaltender
Nationality: Czech Republic Czech Republic
Birth date: 1988-03-23 (26 years)

Team history

Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 2009 - present

Michal Neuvirth is a Czech goalie on the Washington Capitals.

Neuvirth was drafted by the Capitals in 2006, and spent the next two seasons in the OHL. He won 26 games with the Plymouth Whalers in 2006-07, while posting a 2.32 GAA. In 2008-09, while playing for the South Carolina Sting Rays, he was named to the ECHL All-star team before being called up to the AHL. He played 17 games for the Hershey Bears, as well as making a brief appearance in the NHL in February of 2009, where he won 2 games in five appearances. He returned to the AHL for the playoffs, and won the playoff MVP trophy while helping the Bears win the Calder Cup. Neuvirth is the Capitals’ top goalie prospect, now that Semyon Varlamov has been called up for full-time NHL duty. He has also seen some time as the Capitals’ backup goalie this year, starting one game.

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