Grabovski, Grubauer and Leggio to participate in 2014 IIHF World Championship

Posted on May 06, 2014 by Caps PR

ARLINGTON, Va. – Mikhail Grabovski (Belarus), Philipp Grubauer (Germany) and David Leggio (United States) will represent their respective countries at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. The World Championship begins on May 9 and concludes on May 25.

Grabovski, 30, will make his seventh World Championship appearance. Grabovski has registered 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 37 career games at the tournament and served as captain for Belarus at the 2011 World Championship. The 5’11”, 183-pound center has represented Belarus in six World Championships (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) and two World Junior Championships (2002, 2003). Grabovski recorded 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) in 58 games this season with the Capitals and registered four points (three goals, one assist) on Oct. 1 at Chicago, becoming the first player in franchise history to earn a hat trick in the Capitals’ season opener. Washington signed Grabovski as a free agent on August 23, 2013.

Grubauer, 22, will represent Germany at the World Championship for the first time. The Rosenheim, Germany, native represented Germany at two World Junior Championships (2009, 2011) and one World U18 Championships (2008). Grubauer appeared in 17 games with the Capitals this season, posting a 6-5-5 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. The 6’1”, 190-pound goaltender earned his first NHL win on Dec. 8 against the New York Rangers, becoming the second German-born goaltender in NHL history to record a victory (Thomas Greiss).

Grubauer played in 28 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, posting a 13-13-2 record with three shutouts, a 2.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. He finished the 2013-14 season ranked 13th among AHL goaltenders in save percentage and tied for 13th in shutouts. Grubabuer has posted a 28-22-4 record with five shutouts, a 2.43 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 56 career AHL games.

Leggio, 29, will represent the United States at the World Championship for the second time. The Williamsville, N.Y., native previously represented Team USA at the 2010 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Cologne, Gelsenkirchen and Mannheim, Germany. Leggio appeared in 45 games for the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season, posting a 23-18-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.63 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.


Posted in: Sports
Advertisement

Caps Today Schedule

Tuesday, July 7
9 a.m.: Team White on ice
10:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice
4 p.m.: Team White on ice (Capitals rink)
4 p.m.: Team Red on ice (Public rink)
5:15 p.m.: Media availability

Wednesday, July 8
9:30 a.m.: Team White on ice
11:15 a.m.: Team White media availability
11:15 a.m.: Team Red on ice
1 p.m.: Team Red media availability

Thursday, July 9
9 a.m.: Team White on ice
10:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice
4:15 p.m.: Both teams on ice
5:15 p.m.: Media availability

Friday, July 10
10 a.m.: Team White on ice
11:15 a,m.: Team White media availability
11:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice
1 p.m.: Team Red media availability

Saturday, July 11
Capitals Fan Fest
10:30 a.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage
12:30 p.m.: Media availability

Capitals Development Camp Guide
The 2015 Capitals Development Camp Guide is available here.

@CapitalsPR
Get updated practice times and other news updates at twitter.com/capitalsPR

Advertisement

CapitalsPR on Twitter

Capitals Shows & Videos

Advertisement
x