Vitek Vanecek
Vitek Vanecek
25-Year-Old GoalieG
Washington Capitals
Out
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 9/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Vanecek took a big step forward with AHL Hershey last year, posting a 19-10-1 record with a 2.26 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 31 appearances. That's still not enough to trust him with a starting NHL job -- Vanecek will compete with Craig Anderson and Pheonix Copley for the right to be Ilya Samsonov's primary backup for the 2020-21 season. The 24-year-old Vanecek will likely ascend to the NHL on a more permanent basis in the next two years or so, but Samsonov will be the main man in Washington for the foreseeable future. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $2.15 million contract with the Capitals in July of 2019.
Traded back to Washington
GWashington Capitals
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July 28, 2021
Vanecek (lower body) was traded from the Kraken to the Capitals on Wednesday in exchange for a second-round pick in 2023.
ANALYSIS
Vanecek was selected by the Kraken in their expansion draft last Wednesday. After the Kraken signed Philipp Grubauer to be their No. 1 netminder, Vanecek became expendable, and they found a suitor in his former team. He'll likely again compete with Ilya Samsonov for a share of the starts in 2021-22.
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Picked in 2021 Expansion Draft
GSeattle Kraken
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July 21, 2021
Vanecek (lower body) was the choice of Seattle from Washington in Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
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Not available Sunday
GWashington Capitals
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May 23, 2021
Vanecek (lower body) will not dress for Game 5 against Boston on Sunday, NHL.com reports.
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Out Friday
GWashington Capitals
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May 21, 2021
Vanecek (lower body) will not be available for Friday's Game 4 tilt with Boston, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Set to miss out Wednesday
GWashington Capitals
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May 19, 2021
Vanecek (lower body) is expected to miss Wednesday's clash with Boston, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
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Still day-to-day
GWashington Capitals
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May 17, 2021
Vanecek (lower body) remains day-to-day and won't play in Monday's Game 2 against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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