The Good: Neuvirth is a butterfly goaltender and is technically sound while maintaining his positioning in classic, textbook style. He stays square to shooters and comes out to the top of his crease when appropriate to cut down the angle. His most remarkable on-ice trait is his incredible composure. Neuvirth almost never appears rattled or caught up in a moment of excitement. Whether the puck is in the zone or elsewhere on the ice, Neuvirth is extremely economical with his movement. Neuvirth is a talented netminder with the composure and mental game to be successful at the NHL level for several years and how the Capitals manage their goaltending picture with two quality young netminders, Neuvirth and Braden Holtby, will go a long way to determining the future of the franchise. His agility and fast reflexes are also big advantages, as is his recuperative ability. Neuvirth was able to take over the starting role from Semyon Varlamov in 2010-2011.
The Bad: Neuvy has been vulnerable early in games at times and has battled nagging leg injuries but is among the elite young goaltending prospects. He does lack consistency and is still a work in progress as he strives to earn a heavy workload at the NHL level. He can at times surrender ‘soft’ goals that hurt his team’s momentum. Neuvirth has struggled in 2011-2012, and has sat on the bench in favor of Holtby.
- Played in the ECHL All-Star Game in 2009.
- Won the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 2009 & 2010.
- Won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as Calder Cup Playoff MVP in 2009.
- Named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October 2010.
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