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The Washington Capitals have resigned goalie Michael Neuvirth to a 2-year deal (photo courtesy of team website) The Washington Capitals have resigned goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a 2 year deal as per the team website. Terms of the contract are as follows: $2.4 million in 2013-2014 and $2.6 million in 2014-2015. The pride of  Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, the 6′ 1″ 204 lbs goaltender was drafted in the 2nd round, 34th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft from HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga. Once drafted he played two seasons with the Plymouth Whalers and Windsor Spitfire of the OHL. After his junior career, he turned pro with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays before joining the AHL’s Hershey Bears, where he won back-to-back Calder Cup championships in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 where he set the record for best playoff GAA with a 1.92 breaking  retired Bears goaltender (and now Wells Fargo employee) Freddy Cassivi. Neuvirth set career standards for himself during the 2010-2011 season in wins (27) and GAA (2.45) in 48 games (also a career high) but after an injury before the start of last season’s playoffs he lost his starting job to Braden Holtby and has since been regulated to a backup role. In 13 games this season, Neuvirth has amassed a 4-5-2 record with a 2.74 GAA and a .910 save percentage.  
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