The Washington Capitals announced today they signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Neuvirth, 22, is expected to compete with Semyon Varlamov for the goaltending duties with the Capitals this year. He was 9-4-0 with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 17 games with the Capitals last season. He went 7-1-0 with a 1.75 goals-against average and a.914 save percentage at Verizon Center in 2009-10.
Neuvirth was 17-3-1 with a shutout, a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 22 regular-season games with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL). During the playoffs Neuvirth was 14-4 with a shutout, a 2.07 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 18 Calder Cup playoff games en route to his second Calder Cup championship.
The team also signed goalie Brandon Anderson to a three-year entry-level contract. He took part in Capitals rookie camp and played in the 4-3 win over the Flyers rookies on Sept. 16.