Philipp Grubauer

Pat Quinn



Philipp Grubauer, G

Shoots: L (catches)

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Born: 1991-11-25

Hometown: Rosenheim, GER

Drafted: 2010 by Washington, 112th overall








June 2016 – Playing in Washington full-time this season, behind Holtby, Grubauer put up very good numbers slidifying his current position in the organization. Grubauer started 16 games posting eight wins, a 0.918 save percentage, and played well when called upon most of the season. There were a couple hiccups of poor play but at his age and experience it was almost expected. He still has starter potential so keep an eye on him, and stash him if you can. Pat Quinn


Nov 2015 – Grubauer, now established as the backup to Holtby, has played in a total of two games, both wins, and posting a 0.963 and 0.826 save percentage in those games. He has played will continue to see spot starts during the season but will be good enough to win for the Capitals, especially in a Barry Trotz coached system. If you can add him for the spot starts here and there during the week do it as he will, more often than not, post respectable numbers. Pat Quinn


Oct 2015 – Grubauer has now officially won the back up position behind Holtby as he was the better option all training camp and exhibition. He will be a great goalie to use for spot starts, and if Holtby gets hurt expect him to shine. Pat Quinn


Sept 2015 – The Capitals are making no secret that the NHL back up position is a battle between Grubauer and Justin Peters, but the position is essentially Grubauer’s to lose. Management still thinks Grubauer is unproven so they are taking a cautious approach to this training camp battle as they should. Pat Quinn


June 2015 – Grubauer has signed a two-year one-way contract with the Washington Capitals according to Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. He is all but guaranteed the back-up position for the Capitals in 2015-16. Pat Quinn 


April 2015 – Grubauer played the most games he has ever played at the conclusion of the AHL season with 49, and posted his best save percentage in the AHL so far at 0.921. During the NHL season he played one game in relief of Holtby as Trotz wanted to see him in action, and he did not disappoint posting a 0.920 sv% in that game. In the playoffs versus the New York Islanders he started game two, with Holtby sick, earning the win. He did look very shaky in the first period but settled and played strong through the next 40 minutes. He was reassigned back to Hershey as they have a chance to sweep their first round match up. Pat Quinn


February 2015 – Overall Grubauer is having his best AHL season to date. He sits 13th in save percentage at 0.924, his best in three AHL seasons, and has played one more game than he did in each of the last two years. In those seasons his save percentages were 0.919 (2012-2013) and 0.916 (2013-2014). Needless to say he is performing very well and if not for Justin Peters’ extra year on his contract he would be a candidate to be the back-up in Washington in the 2015-2016 season. Pat Quinn


November 2014 – The Bears are playing a more conservative style of play this year due to their lack of scoring punch; they only allow an average of 25.88 shots per game, and the onus is on the goalies to play well for the team to win. So far Grubauer has started the season pretty average fo