|Assets:||A quality butterfly goalie, he displays flashes of potential dominance in the crease. Is calm and patient in the net. His agility and fast reflexes are also big advantages, as is his recuperative ability.|
|Flaws:||Lacks consistency and is still a work in progress as he strives to earn a heavy workload at the NHL level. Can at times surrender 'soft' goals that hurt his team's momentum.|
|Career Potential:||Talented netminder with upside.|
|AHL||Jack Butterfield Trophy||2008-09|
|OHL||Dave Pinkney Trophy||2006-07 (Shared with Jeremy Smith)|
|4/27/2013||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract extension.|
|4/02/2013||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|3/31/2013||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2013||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|3/02/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|9/20/2012||Signed with HC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic).|
|4/21/2012||Missed 1 regular season and 4 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|4/07/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/27/2011||Missed 5 games (bruised foot).|
|10/13/2011||Bruised foot, day-to-day.|
|3/29/2011||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|2/01/2011||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|1/20/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/24/2010||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|11/22/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/22/2010||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract extension.|
|2/14/2010||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/05/2010||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/31/2010||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/09/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/21/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/17/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/30/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/15/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/09/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/08/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/05/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/04/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/03/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/21/2009||Assigned to South Carolina (ECHL).|
|10/21/2008||Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|10/19/2008||Re-assigned to South Carolina (ECHL).|
|9/26/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/23/2007||Returned to his junior team (Plymouth-OHL).|
|6/01/2007||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round (34th overall) in 2006.|
Michal Neuvirth signs a two-year extension | 04/27/2013 1:28 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth has inked a two-year, $5 million contract extension with the Washington Capitals.
ImpactNeuvirth was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer. He will make $2.4 million next season and $2.6 million in 2014-15. "We talk about it and I don't feel as a backup," said Neuvirth. "I feel I'm better than that, and that's why they offer me more money than the backups in the league." He might not feel like a backup, but he has his work cutout for him if he wants to wrestle the starting job away from Braden Holtby next season. It's certainly not an impossible task for him, but we'd sooner bet on Holtby.
Michal Neuvirth shines in OT loss | 04/25/2013 10:47 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth stopped 39 of 41 shots Thursday, but was saddled with a loss in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Senators.
ImpactNeuvirth looked sharp in this contest, but he has been outplayed by Braden Holtby this season and will take a back seat come playoff time.
Michal Neuvirth gets the nod against Ottawa | 04/25/2013 11:36 AM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will get the nod for Washington Thursday night versus Ottawa.
ImpactThe Capitals will give starter Braden Holtby the night off and will probably return to him in Saturday's regular-season finale against Boston. Neuvirth owns a 4-5-1 record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.81 GAA this campaign. But he has won his past two outings this month and allowed just two goals against in both of those contests.
Michal Neuvirth earns second straight win | 04/09/2013 10:32 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth made 27 stops in a 3-2 win versus Montreal on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe was starting for a second consecutive time and posted his second straight win in the Capitals' crease. Braden Holtby has not been struggling so it will be interesting to see who coach Adam Oates decides to play Thursday night when Carolina visits.
Michal Neuvirth expected to get start Tuesday | 04/09/2013 11:54 AM
NewsLook for Michal Neuvirth to get his second straight start Tuesday.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactNeuvirth had his first start Sunday since March 16th when he stopped 28 of 30 shots on goal to beat Tampa Bay 4-2. He is 3-5-1 with a 2.89 GAA and a ,902 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Michal Neuvirth earns win vs Lightning | 04/07/2013 10:04 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth saved 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
ImpactIt was Neuvirth's first start since March 16. Despite his solid showing in this contest, it wouldn't be surprising to see Braden Holtby start in all of the Capitals' nine remaining contests.
Michal Neuvirth will start v Lightning Sunday | 04/07/2013 5:10 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will start in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactNeuvirth will be playing for the first time since March 16. He has a 2.99 GAA and .899 save percentage in 10 games this season.
Michal Neuvirth at shootaround, feeling good | 04/02/2013 1:47 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth took part in Tuesday's shootaround and said he's "feeling good."
ImpactNeuvirth took a puck off the mask three days ago during practice and didn't dress for Sunday's game against the Flyers. Neuvirth is expected to back up Braden Holtby on Tuesday night.
Neuvirth (head) is likely available Tuesday | 04/01/2013 5:43 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth (head) should be fine to at least serve as the team's backup goaltender on Tuesday.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactNeuvirth took a shot up high during Saturday's morning skate and initially wasn't feeling well. However, Washington has already sent goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the minors, which is probably a good indication of how Neuvirth felt on Monday.
Michal Neuvirth sidelined with a head injury | 03/31/2013 12:06 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth is currently dealing with a head injury and is not feeling well.
ImpactNeuvirth took a shot up high during Saturday's morning skate and isn't feeling well. "We're going to take precautions," Oates said Sunday morning. "He doesn't feel great. The medical guys will handle what we're supposed to do." However, Oates said Neuvirth would accompany the team to Raleigh early this week.
Michal Neuvirth steals victory from Carolina | 03/14/2013 11:37 PM
NewsCapitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth blocked 36 of 38 shots for Washington in a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
ImpactNeuvirth took full advantage of his first start in over a month by stealing this game for the Caps. Despite the impressive outing, Braden Holtby appears to have established himself as the team's clear number one man.
Michal Neuvirth will start Thursday vs Canes | 03/13/2013 12:28 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will start in Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactIt will be Neuvirth's first start in over a month, although he did make a relief appearance on Sunday. Neuvirth has a 2.98 GAA and .890 save percentage in eight games this season.
| 03/11/2013 1:57 AM
NewsMichal Neuvirth returned to action on Sunday March 10.
Michal Neuvirth (illness) won't play Saturday | 03/08/2013 5:08 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth (illness) has been ruled out for Saturday's game.
ImpactNeuvirth will not travel with the Capitals for their game against the New York Islanders. However, it's only a one-game road trip anyways.
Michal Neuvirth dealing with an illness | 03/07/2013 12:14 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth is battling an illness.
ImpactNeuvirth wasn't expected to start on Thursday anyways, but now he probably won't be the backup either. Washington has called up goaltender Philipp Grubauer.
Michal Neuvirth (illness) won't suit up Weds. | 02/27/2013 1:29 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth won't dress Wednesday night because of an illness.
ImpactHe hasn't played since being pulled back on Feb. 7 against Pittsburgh. Braden Holtby is returning to his 2012 playoff form and is establishing himself as the team's number one goalie.
Shoddy goaltending hurting Capitals | 02/08/2013 12:39 PM
NewsShoddy goaltending is hurting the Capitals.
ImpactMichal Neuvirth gave up two goals on 11 shots Thursday before being pulled. Braden Holtby came in and gave up three more on 17 shots. Neuvirth has a 3.05 goals-against average and .889 save percentage while Holtby's sits at 4.74 and .857.
Michal Neuvirth set to face Penguins Thursday | 02/07/2013 11:28 AM
NewsMichal Neuvirth is expected to start for Washington Thursday night versus Pittsburgh.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactIt will mark his second consecutive appearance after Braden Holtby played in the team's previous two contests. The Capitals haven't received very good goaltending from either of their keepers this season.
Michal Neuvirth can't hold off Maple Leafs | 02/05/2013 11:19 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth was beaten three times on 21 shots en route to a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night.
ImpactIt seems neither Neuvirth nor Braden Holtby is particularly interested is being the number one goalie for the Caps, as the two have been taking turns suffering through difficult outings. Neuvirth's 1-4-1 record is attached to an .893 save percentage and 2.99 GAA.
Neuvirth will play between the pipes Tuesday | 02/05/2013 2:02 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will start against Toronto on Tuesday.
ImpactNeuvirth made 37 saves in his last contest against the Maple Leafs, but Washington still lost 3-2. He has a 2.97 GAA and .899 save percentage in five starts this season.
Michal Neuvirth hard luck loser on Thursday | 01/31/2013 11:35 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth saw a 2-1 lead evaporate in the third period against Toronto on Thursday.
ImpactThe Leafs took the lead and the win 3-2 in the final frame, but Neuvirth made some big stops to give his teammates a chance to even the score. The Washington netminder made 37 stops in the contest and probably deserved a better outcome than he got. He owns a 1-3-1 record on the year.
Neuvirth to start 5th straight game Thursday | 01/31/2013 2:34 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will start in goal for Washington for a fifth straight time on Thursday.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactHe has posted a 1-2-1 record thus far, while Braden Holtby continues to sit on the bench. It shouldn't be long before their starts begin to even out, but for now it appears that coach Adam Oates has his faith placed in Neuvirth.
Michal Neuvirth can't hold on against Sens | 01/30/2013 12:09 AM
NewsMichal Neuvirth allowed three goals on 27 shots as the Capitals dropped a 3-2 decision to the Senators Tuesday.
ImpactThe Caps held a 2-0 lead in the game, but were unable to maintain the advantage as Ottawa stormed back with three unanswered. Although tonight's contest didn't end favorably we think Neuvirth has played well enough to earn another start.
Neuvirth to make 4th straight start Tuesday | 01/28/2013 6:09 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will get the nod in goal again when Washington plays at Ottawa on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe has started the past three games for the Capitals, while posting a 1-1-1 record along the way. Braden Holtby allowed 10 goals in his first two games of the year and hasn't played since, but he should get another opportunity soon.
Michal Neuvirth gets his first W of 2013 | 01/27/2013 7:03 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth helped the Washington Capitals get their first win of the season, as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday.
ImpactNeuvirth stopped 22 out of 24 shots, registering a solid .917 save percentage. He has a 1-1-1 record so far. It'll be interesting to see if Adam Oates gives him another start or goes with Braden Holtby on Tuesday, as rest shouldn't play too large a role in the decision. He's been in net for all three of Washington's standings points so far.
Michal Neuvirth will get another start Sunday | 01/26/2013 2:45 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will play between the pipes in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactIt looks like Neuvirth is getting rewarded for his solid performance in Washington's 3-2 overtime loss on Friday. Neuvirth turned aside 32 of 35 shots in that contest and earned the praise of Capitals coach Adam Oates for his efforts.
Michael Neuvirth backs an uplifting defeat | 01/26/2013 12:28 PM
NewsMichael Neuvirth was solid in net for the Capitals against the Devils on Friday night, despite losing 3-2 in overtime.
The Washington Times
ImpactHe made 32 saves, eight coming in overtime. "It wasn't easy game, you know. I didn't have a lot of work in the first period," Neuvirth said. "The only good scoring chance they had, they scored. But I battled hard and, after I made a couple of big saves, I settled down and played my game." It's a performance that drew notice from coach Adam Oates and probably gives him the upper hand in the Caps' goalie battle. "He really gave us a chance," Oates said. "And throughout the whole game, we got behind and we didn't crumble today. It was great."
Michal Neuvirth falls just short Friday | 01/25/2013 11:28 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth stopped 32 of 35 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss Friday night.
ImpactWashington was out shot 8-1 in the overtime period and even then, Neuvirth came within 21 seconds of sending the game to a shootout. Neuvirth and Braden Holtby will likely split the Capitals' goaltending duties until one of them gets hot.
Michal Neuvirth will start in Friday's game | 01/25/2013 1:16 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will start against the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactThe Capitals are looking to end their early season three-game losing streak. Neuvirth might get the nod again on Sunday if he has a strong performance tonight.
Neuvirth starts, Capitals lose again | 01/24/2013 10:51 PM
NewsMichael Neuvirth was beaten four times on 22 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Canadiens Thursday night.
ImpactAfter Braden Holtby fumbled a couple of starting opportunities early in the season Neuvirth was given a shot, but he was far from effective enough to make coach Adam Oates do anything but turn back to Holtby for the next game.
Caps will go with Michal Neuvirth on Thursday | 01/23/2013 2:36 PM
NewsMichal Neuvirth will be between the pipes for Washington on Thursday against Montreal.
ImpactBraden Holtby has endured a tough start to the 2013 campaign with an 0-2 record, a 5.04 goals-against average and an .863 save percentage in his first two starts. Neuvirth hasn't played since New Year's Day when he was in the Czech Republic, so he's itching to get back into it and with Holtby struggling he may get an opportunity to string together some starts if he can get a victory.
Michal Neuvirth to get fair shair of starts | 01/20/2013 11:56 AM
NewsLook for Michal Neuvirth to play an important role with the Capitals this season if Braden Holtby struggles off the gate.
ImpactGiven how well Holtby played during the 2012 playoffs, he will get first crack at the starting gig in Washington. However, if he stumbles off the gate in this 48-game shortened season, Neuvirth could see a lot more action between the pipes than expected. Neuvirth should be owned by every Holtby owner and is a solid option as a third goaltender in 14-team leagues as he should get his fair share of starts this season.
Oates tells Neuvirth he'll get his starts | 01/14/2013 3:57 PM
NewsCapitals coach Adam Oates told Michal Neuvirth that he will get his fair share of starts this season.
Impact"I met with Michal the other day, and I said that very point where he's going to get plenty of chances to play," Oates said. "Your job is to play well. Playing well doesn't always equal wins. A puck can ricochet off a defenseman's skate and you lose a game but you played a great game. I'm smart enough to know that." Neuvirth will probably enter the season as Braden Holtby's backup, given how well Holtby played during the 2012 playoffs, but he should do well in the crease if he can stay healthy.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Cze Jr.||Total||Cze Jr.||52||-||-||-||-||3017||6||102||-||2.03||-||-||-||-|
|Cze U17||Total||Cze U17||75||-||-||-||-||4315||8||145||-||2.02||-||-||-||-|
|Cze Jr.||Total||Cze Jr.||3||-||-||-||-||179||0||9||-||3.01676||-||-||-||-|
|Cze U17||Total||Cze U17||11||-||-||-||-||662||0||30||-||2.71903||-||-||-||-|
|Shots Against||41||vs. Ott||Apr 25||42|
|Saves||39||vs. Ott||Apr 25||39|
|Games Played In||48||2010-11 (Wsh)|
|Goal Against Average||2.45||2010-11 (Wsh)|
|Save percentage||.914||2010-11 (Wsh)|
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