Warrior ECHL Goalie of the Month: Caps’ prospect Philipp Grubauer
For the second straight season, the Washington Capitals goaltending prospect was named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of Month for November after going 10-1-0 with a 2.13 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913 in 12 appearances with the Reading Royals. Last season, Grubauer got the November nod while playing for the South Carolina Stingrays.
Grubauer, a 21-year-old from Germany, set a Royals’ record with a personal 10-game winning streak to open the month. He allowed two goals or less in six of 11 starts during November, and made at least 27 saves on five occasions.
A fourth-roundpick of the Capitals in the 2010 NHL Draft, Grubauer has appeared in 58 career ECHL games over two seasons, posting 33-17-4 record with one shutout, a 2.23 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. He was selected to the ECHL All-Rookie Team last season and finished this November among the legaue leaders in wins (10), goals-against (2.25) and saves (880).
Runners Up for the November Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month included Brian Foster of Cincinnati, who was 5-0-0, with a 1.87 goals-against average and .929 save percentage; Mike Lee, who was 6-2-0 with a 1.62 goals against and .937 save percentage in Gwinnett; and Josh Robinson, who won all six starts with a 2.63 goals-against average and .928 save percentage.
Marc Cheverie of the Elmira Jackals won the October award.