Neuvirth Moves Again
Caps goaltending prospect Michal Neuvirth is on the move again. He was traded for the second time this season yesterday, going from Windsor to Oshawa in the OHL. Neuvirth and right wing Ryan Baldwin go from the Spitfires to the Generals in exchange for Justin Shugg (Oshawa’s first-round choice in 2007), European netminder Jakub Kovar and a pair of second round picks in 2008 and 2011.
Neuvirth started the season with Plymouth.
Oshawa coach and GM Brad Selwood was very complimentary to the Caps’ netminding prospect after the swap was made.
“[Neuvirth] has international experience, he’s been to a Memorial Cup, he’s a goaltender that can win games by himself,” Selwood was quoted as saying by the Toronto Star. “Not only does he bring us a ton of ability, but stability as well.”
Neuvirth just returned from the World Junior Championships where he backstopped the host Czech Republic team to a fifth place finish. He helped lead the Plymouth Whalers to the Memorial Cup finals last season and could do the same with a very talented Oshawa club this spring.