Philipp Grubauer Has Farewell Party, Message to DC, Before Departing to Denver


Philipp Grubauer and his girlfriend, Isobel Leandra, held one final party in DC Saturday night, before the couple departed for their new home in Denver, Colorado. As you may recall, Grubauer and Brooks Orpik were traded to the Colorado Avalanche back on June 22. Orpik was bought-out by the Avalanche, and has since re-signed with the Capitals, but Grubauer will be staying in Denver for the forseeable future, and likely battling for the starting goaltender position with former Washington Capital Semyon Varlamov. 

As for Grubauer’s final shindig in the District, the event was held at the Living Room on Vermont Avenue in Northwest, DC.


Grubauer had his day with the Stanley Cup back on August 13th, in his hometown of Rosenheim, Germany. You can re-live the day right here.

Philipp had been playing pick-up hockey in front of the White House, just before his departure. Earlier in the day on Saturday, Isobel posted a video on her Instagram account of Philipp’s last skate in the District.


As for final “goodbye’s”, Isobel and Philipp left one final note for DC:


From everyone at NoVa Caps, we wish you the best, Philipp and Isobel!

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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11 Responses to Philipp Grubauer Has Farewell Party, Message to DC, Before Departing to Denver

  1. J says:

    Best of luck Gruby, always will have a place in our hearts

  2. Kathy Carney says:

    Thank you Gruby! You will be missed. Hopefully you will be back one day!

  3. Tammy Livelsberger Trostle says:

    Good luck Gruby, we will miss watching you play. You always will be a Capital to us,

  4. JTH says:

    The “DMV” wishes you all the best of luck in Colorado. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the Caps. You will forever be Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capital Phillip Grubauer to us.

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