Grubauer named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Philipp Grubauer of the South Carolina Stingrays is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 6. 


The 19-year-old was 3-0-0 with one shutout, a goals against average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .960 last week as the Stingrays improved their league-best record to 8-3-0.


Grubauer opened the week by stopping 24 of 25 shots in a 4-1 victory over Florida on Tuesday. Following that performance, he recorded his first professional shutout, making 26 saves in a 1-0 win over Toledo on Saturday. He ended the week with 22 saves to lead the Stingrays to a 5-2 victory over Reading on Sunday.


A native of Rosenheim, Germany, Grubauer is 6-0-0 with a goals against average of 1.50 and a save percentage of .946 in his first professional season. He is tied for the ECHL lead in save percentage, second in the league in goals-against average, and second in wins.


A fourth round selection (112th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Grubauer spent the last three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, compiling a record of 52-36-10 in 105 games with Belleville, Windsor and Kingston.


Runners Up: Matt Keetley, Bakersfield (1-1-0, 1.51 GAA, .962 save pct.), John Muse, Florida (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .965 save pct.) and Andrew Engelage, Utah (1-1-0, 1.45 GAA, .950 save pct.)


Also Nominated: Paul Dainton (Chicago), Timo Pielmeier (Elmira), Marc Cheverie (Gwinnett), Jimmy Spratt (Idaho), Ryan Zapolski (Kalamazoo), Darcy Kuemper (Ontario), Karel St. Laurent (Reading), Olivier Roy (Stockton), Carter Hutton (Toledo) and Peter Delmas (Wheeling).



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