Capitals Sign Neuvirth to Contract Extension

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | , , | 2 comments »

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.

2 comments

  1. GO // September 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

    You think theres a shot he'll be the starter this year? I hope so, as I just drafted him as my 3rd fantasy goalie this year.

    Another question: whats the word on Carlson this year? Will he be a factor or just live in green's shadow?

  2. Dave Nichols // September 22, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

    Neuvy and Varly will split time, unless one really take hold of the job. I think Carlson's primed for a big year.