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Former Royals Goalie Grubauer Wins Stanley Cup with Washington

Jun 08, 2018 • by The Reading Royals
Philipp Grubauer

Former Reading Royals goaltender Philipp Grubauer became the fifth former Royals player to win the Stanley Cup Wednesday as the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3, in Game 5 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena.

Grubauer played for the Royals in 2012-13. This season for Washington, he appeared in 35 regular season games (15-10-3 record, 2.35 GAA, .923 sv.%) and a pair of playoff contests. This Stanley Cup Final featured the first-ever matchup of former Royals players; Vegas defenseman Deryk Engelland skated for the Royals in 2006-07. 

Former Royals players to win Stanley Cup

F George Parros          Anaheim Ducks           2007   

F Rich Peverley           Boston Bruins              2011

F Scott Parse               Los Angeles Kings        2012

G Jonathan Quick        Los Angeles Kings        2012, 2014 (2012 Conn Smythe Award)

G Philipp Grubauer     Washington Capitals   2018

Grubauer is 27 years old, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 191 pounds. He has played in six NHL seasons for the Capitals and made his NHL debut in 2012-13 (2 GP). That same season, the native of Rosenheim, Germany played 26 games for Reading, registering a 19-5-1-0 record, 2.30 goals against average and .912 save percentage.

Former Royals Head Coach Derek Clancey won the Stanley Cup three times as a scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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