Reading, PA – 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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The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.