The Capitals have re-signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Neuvirth will earn $2.4 million in 2013-14 and $2.6 million in 2014-15.
Neuvirth, 25, currently ranks third in career wins (55) in Capitals history among goalies originally drafted by the team and owns the sixth-most career wins among active goaltenders aged 25 or younger. The native of Usi Labem, Czech Republic, has posted a 4-5-2 record with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 13 games with Washington this season
In 2010-11 Neuvirth set career highs in games played (48), wins (27), goals-against average (2.45) and save percentage (.914; tied) while finishing third amongst rookie goaltenders in wins and goals-against average. He owns the Capitals rookie goaltending record for wins and shutouts (tied) and helped the Capitals eliminate the New York Rangers in the 2011 playoffs.
The 6’1”, 204-pound goaltender, has compiled a 55-35-11 record with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 121 career NHL games, all with Washington. He ranks fourth all-time (minimum 3,000 minutes played) in Caps history in goal-against average and third in save percentage. In nine career postseason games, Neuvirth has collected a 4-5 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.