Capitals Recall Michal Neuvirth from Hershey
Neuvirth (NOY-vihrt), 21, is a second-year pro who stands 6’1”, 190 pounds. The Usi Labem, Czech Republic, native is 10-5-0 with Hershey this year. He ranks sixth in the AHL with a 1.99 GAA and seventh with a .929 save percentage. Neuvirth is 9-2-0 in his last 11 games and has allowed two goals or fewer in nine of those 11 games. He has one shutout on the season, a 42-save performance in a 5-0 win against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Nov. 29.
This is Neuvirth’s second recall of the season. He has played in one game for the Capitals this year and made 19 saves in a 3-2 home loss to Montreal on Nov. 20. Neuvirth, who wears No. 30 for Washington, made his NHL debut last season on Feb. 14, earning a win at Tampa Bay. He has played in six career NHL games and has a 2-2-0 record. Neuvirth led Hershey to the Calder Cup last year and received the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the AHL’s playoff MVP. He was 16-6 in the playoffs with a 1.92 GAA.