Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Philipp Grubauer
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 11/25/1991
AGE: 24
DRAFTED: WSH: 2010-112 overall
 First NHL Game:
2/27/13 (WSH 1 at PHI 4)
First NHL Win:
12/8/13 (WSH 4 at NYR 1)
First NHL Shutout:
Most Shots Faced in a Game:
45 (3/9/13, WSH 2 at NYI 5)
Most Saves in a Game:
40 (3/9/13, WSH 2 at NYI 5)
Longest Win Streak:
2 (12/10/13-1/9/14)
Longest Losing Streak:
5 (1/12/14-3/5/14)
3-4 record, 11 GA on 32 attempts
Stopped 23 of 25 shots in win vs. ANA (2/6) ... Served as backup in two games (3/15-
3/16) ... Posted a 27-17-5 record with six shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a
.921 save percentage in 49 games with Hershey (AHL) ... Ranked third in the AHL in wins,
tied for third in shutouts, 10th in goals-against average and tied for 10th in the League
in save percentage ... Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2015 AHL All-Star
Classic and won the top goaltender award at the skills competition ... Stopped 18 shots
to earn his first career playoff win in his first playoff start in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ...
Became the fifth rookie goaltender in Capitals history to pick up a win in his playoff debut
... Became the first German-born goaltender to start a playoff game ... Served as backup
in four playoff games (4/19-4/25).
2013-14: Stopped 10 of 11 shots in relief of Braden Holtby at PHI (3/5) ... Stopped 28 of
29 shots vs. SJ (1/14) ... Stopped 30 of 31 shots vs. BUF (1/12) ... Stopped 33 shots in
win at TB (1/9) ... Stopped 38 of 40 shots in win vs. NYR (12/27) ... Made 39 saves in
win at CAR (12/20) ... Stopped 24 shots, including two shots in the shootout, to earn
his third win of the season vs. PHI (12/15) ... Stopped 39 of 41 shots at FLA (12/13) ...
Earned his second career victory, stopping 32 shots and three shots in the shootout vs.
TB (12/10) ... Earned his first NHL win, stopping 31 shots at NYR (12/8) ... Made season
debut and stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of Braden Holtby vs. CAR (12/3) ...
Served as backup in four games (12/7, 12/17, 12/21, 1/4) ... Played in 28 games with the
Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a 13-13-2 record with
three shutouts, a 2.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage ... Finished
the 2013-14 season ranked 13th among AHL goaltenders in save percentage and tied for
13th in shutouts. 2012-13: Made first career NHL start and stopped 40 shots on 3/9 at NYI
... Made NHL debut on 2/27 at PHI, stopping all 14 shots he faced in 25:05 of ice time ...
Compiled an 15-9-2 record with a 2.25 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage
and two shutouts (he also combined for second shutout with Dany Sabourin on 1/13) in
28 games during his rookie season with Hershey ... Named a starter in the ECHL All-Star
game after compiling a record of 19-5-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .912
save percentage in 26 games with Reading. 2011-12: Played his first professional season
and was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team ... Ranked 3rd in the league in GAA and
t-7th in SPCT ... Ranked 6th in wins despite missing eight games due to injury ... Was
named ECHL Goaltender of the Month in November and Rookie of the Month in January.
Junior Career
2010-11: Played in 38 games for the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)... Went 22-13-3 with
two shutouts, a 3.62 GAA and .903 save percentage … Went 7-2-1 with a 3.11 GAA and
a .914 save percentage in nine games in November … Stopped all 44 shots he faced
for his first shutout of the season on 9/25 at Bellville … Had a six-game winning streak
from 10/30-11/19 … Stopped a season-high 53 shots on 10/30 … Went 11-7-2 on the
road. 2009-10: Was traded to Kingston (OHL) in the offseason … Led Windsor to the OHL
title and the Memorial Cup championship ... Went a combined 29-3-2 between regular
season and playoffs for Windsor ... Named the OHL Goaltender of the Month for January
... Won all four starts in the Memorial Cup, with a 2.14 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
International Career
2014: Represented Germany at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Belarus ...
Appeared in two games, posting a 2.03 goals-against average and a .922 save
percentage. 2009-10: Led Germany to the championship of the Division I Group A World
Junior Championship ... Named Germany’s best player in the tournament ... Allowed
only three goals in five games (0.64 GAA, .974 save percentage). 2008-09: Represented
Germany in the World Junior Championship.
NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the fourth round, 112th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Lists his favorite TV shows as Two And A Half Men and Criminal Minds ... His favorite
movies are The Wolf of Wall Street, 300 and Django Unchained ... His first car was a
Ford Explorer.