Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth named NHL rookie of the month

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth was named NHL rookie of the month Tuesday.

Neuvirth recorded a 7-3-0 record in October with a 2.15 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and one shutout.

Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle (eight points) and Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban (six points) were also considered for the award.

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Neuvirth appeared in each of Washington’s 11 games in October and shared the NHL lead with seven victories.