Tuesday night, former Capitals backup goalie Philipp Grubauer said his final goodbye to the district in an Instagram post.
“It’s time to say goodbye and thank you to the city I have called home for so many years. Thank you @capitals, all the boys, D.C, and all the fans. It’s been an incredible ride!” he said.
Grubauer was picked in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL entry draft and was Braden Holtby’s understudy from 2012-2018. Grubi is the first German-born goalie to win a playoff game, and his 2017-18 season was his best yet, posting 15 wins in 28 starts.
Since winning the Cup, Grubi was spotted playing street hockey in front of the White House with Capitals fans.
Grubauer was dealt to the Colorado Avalanche with Brooks Orpik in exchange for a second round pick in the 2018 draft, which the Caps used to pick Kody Clark, Wendel Clark’s son.
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