Vitek Vanecek

Age 25 Jan 9, 1996
Havlickuv Brod CZE
Goaltender shoots left
6'2" 188 cm
187 lbs 85 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2023
Agent Gerry Johannson
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 39
Draft Round 2
Draft Team Washington Capitals

Transaction History
Jul 28, 2021 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Washington Capitals acquired Vitek Vanecek from the Seattle Kraken for 2023 second round pick
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Jul 21, 2021 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Seattle Kraken acquired Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals in the expansion draft
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Jul 21, 2021 Drafted Seattle Kraken | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) was the choice of Seattle from Washington in Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
May 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) will not dress for Game 5 against Boston on Sunday, (NHL).com reports.
May 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) will not be available for Friday's Game 4 tilt with Boston, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) is expected to miss Wednesday's clash with Boston, per Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com.
May 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | 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.
May 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) did not participate in practice Sunday and is day-to-day ahead of Monday's Game 2 against Boston, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Craig Anderson | Anderson made 21 saves on 22 shots in relief of Vitek Vanecek (lower body) in a 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Saturday's Game 1.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) will not return to Saturday's Game 1 versus the Bruins.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (undisclosed) left in the first period of Saturday's game against Boston and was accompanied to the locker room by the trainer, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports. He was replaced by Craig Anderson.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) isn't dressed for Saturday's Game 1 against Boston, with Craig Anderson working as the backup to Vitek Vanecek, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is no longer listed in the league's COVID-19 protocols, so he'll be eligible to play in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins and could back up Vitek Vanecek, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek was the first goalie off the ice at Washington's morning skate Saturday, suggesting he'll start Game 1 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek turned aside 24 of 25 shots Tuesday in a 2-1 win over th Bruins.
May 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start at home in Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 25 of 28 shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.
May 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Friday's home game versus the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 19 of 21 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
May 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the road start Wednesday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 23 saves in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.
May 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the road start Monday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek allowed five goals on 35 shots Thursday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Apr 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Thursday's home game versus the Penguins.
Apr 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek registered 18 saves in a 1-0 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.
Apr 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game versus the Islanders.
Apr 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek gave up five goals on 27 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Bruins on Sunday.
Apr 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will tend the road twine in Sunday's matchup against Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek allowed four goals on 21 shots and was pulled during the second period of Thursday's 5-2 loss to Buffalo.
Apr 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Craig Anderson | Anderson will be promoted to Washington's active roster and serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup Thursday against the Sabres, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the home net in Thursday's game against the Sabres, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 34 of 35 shots Sunday in an 8-1 win over the Bruins.
Apr 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the home net in Sunday's game versus the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 30 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
Apr 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will guard the road goal during Friday's game versus the Sabres, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 6, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 38 of 39 shots Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to the Islanders.
Apr 6, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start on the road Tuesday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 22 saves in Friday's 2-1 overtime win over the Devils.
Apr 2, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus the Devils, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek allowed two goals on nine shots in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Islanders.
Mar 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek set aside 22 of 26 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
Mar 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will protect the road net in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Mar 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 21 saves in Thursday's 4-3 win over New Jersey.
Mar 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will be between the pipes versus New Jersey at home Thursday.
Mar 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 32 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.
Mar 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will patrol the home crease during Friday's home game versus the Rangers.
Mar 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek turned away 23 shots Monday in a 6-0 win over Buffalo.
Mar 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the home net in Monday's game versus the Sabres, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Mar 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 27 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Devils.
Mar 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the home start Tuesday against the Devils, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside six of the seven shots he faced after replacing Vitek Vanecek late in the second period of Friday's 5-1 loss to the Bruins.
Mar 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 14 of 18 shots before being replaced by Ilya Samsonov late in the second period of Friday's 5-1 loss to the Bruins.
Mar 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus the Bruins, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Mar 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 18 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all three shootout attempts he faced in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Bruins.
Mar 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start on the road Wednesday against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 22 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Feb 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Devils, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek turned aside 26 of 28 shots Thursday in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Feb 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will guard the home cage in Thursday's game versus the Penguins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Feb 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Craig Anderson | Anderson will be promoted to the active roster and serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup for Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Feb 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start in Tuesday's home game against the Penguins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 20 of 23 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.
Feb 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Craig Anderson | Anderson has been promoted to Washington's active roster and will serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup Saturday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 22 saves in a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday.
Feb 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start for Thursday's home game against the Sabres, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 26 of 27 shots Tuesday in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Feb 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start on the road Tuesday against the Penguins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 32 of 36 shots Sunday in a 6-3 loss to the Penguins.
Feb 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will draw the road start for Sunday's game against the Penguins, Wes Crosby of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek and the Capitals' game versus the Flyers on Tuesday has been postponed, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Feb 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek and the Capitals won't play the Sabres on Thursday or Saturday after the league postponed the two games, per the (NHL)'s release Monday.
Feb 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Craig Anderson | Anderson stopped six of eight shots Sunday after replacing Vitek Vanecek late in the second period of Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.
Feb 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 10 saves on 14 shots before getting replaced by Craig Anderson late in the second period of Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.
Feb 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will draw the home start for Sunday's matchup against the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek gave up three goals on 30 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Feb 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will guard the cage during Thursday's road matchup with the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 2, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek has been named the (NHL)'s Rookie of the Month for January.
Feb 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 28 of 32 shots Monday in a 5-3 loss to the Bruins.
Feb 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the home twine in Monday's game versus the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Jan 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 40 saves in a 4-3 OT win over Boston on Saturday.
Jan 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek is in line to start in goal in Saturday's home game against Boston, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 27 saves in a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday night.
Jan 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the home net in Thursday's game against the Islanders, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Jan 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek turned aside 32 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.
Jan 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the home goal in Tuesday's game versus the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Jan 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 45 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped one of two shootout attempts in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.
Jan 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will protect the home cage in Sunday's game against the Sabres, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 24 shots in regulation and overtime and all four shootout attempts he faced in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
Jan 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will be between the pipes for Friday's road tilt versus Buffalo, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 25 saves Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Jan 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the start on the road Tuesday against the Penguins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek made 30 saves in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
Jan 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Friday's road game versus Buffalo, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 12, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek was told by head coach Peter Laviolette that he's made the Capitals' (NHL) roster, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek has the inside track to back up Ilya Samsonov during the 2020-21 season, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Feb 5, 2020 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Vitek Vanecek to Hershey (AHL).
Feb 4, 2020 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Vitek Vanecek from Hershey (AHL).
Nov 20, 2019 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Vitek Vanecek to Hershey (AHL).
Nov 16, 2019 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Vitek Vanecek from Hershey (AHL).
Jul 1, 2019 Washington Capitals | re-signed G Vitek Vanecek to a three-year, $2.15 million contract.
Apr 19, 2019 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Vitek Vanecek to Hershey (AHL).
Apr 14, 2019 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Vitek Vanecek from Hershey (AHL).
Oct 3, 2016 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Vitek Vanecek to Hershey (AHL).
Sep 29, 2015 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Vitek Vanecek to Hershey (AHL).
Jul 13, 2014 Washington Capitals | signed G Vitek Vanecek to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Jun 28, 2014 Trade Washington Capitals | Washington Capitals acquired a 2014 second-round draft pick ( Vitek Vanecek) from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2014 second-round draft pick (Eric Cornel) and a 2014 third-round draft pick (Brycen Martin).
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Vitek Vanecek
GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP
Washington Capitals 37 2.69 0.908 0 -5.99 -0.16
Vitek Vanecek Stats by Elite Prospects Vitek Vanecek Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP Playoffs GP GAA SV% PIM
2009-2010 BK Havlickuv Brod U16 Czech U16 7 4.35 0.874 0
2010-2011 BK Havlickuv Brod U16 Czech U16 12 5.15 0.874 0
2010-2011 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 1 6 0.800 0
2011-2012 BK Havlickuv Brod U16 Czech U16 27 3.49 0.899 0
2011-2012 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 7 4.09 0.915 0
2012-2013 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 31 3.33 0.924 0
2012-2013 Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 8 4.59 0.853 0
2012-2013 BK Havlickuv Brod U20 Czech U20 2 2 2 0.000 0
2012-2013 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 5 2.53 0.937 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 2.89 0.921 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Czech Republic U19 WJAC-19 2 4.5 0.862 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Bili Tygri Liberec U20 Czech U20 38 2.64 0.921 0 Playoffs 4 4.23 0.898 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 22 2.52 0.911 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 HC Benatky nad Jizerou Czech2 1 3.05 0.906 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 7 2.74 0.897 0
2014-2015 HC Benatky nad Jizerou Czech2 20 2.24 0.925 0 Playoffs 5 2.77 0.902 0
2014-2015 Bili Tygri Liberec U20 Czech U20 4 3.6 0.919 0
2014-2015 Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 7 3.5 0.871 0
2014-2015 Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 8 1.47 0.945 0
2014-2015 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 2 1.5 0.943 0
2014-2015 Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 3 4.31 0.829 0
2014-2015 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 4 3.26 0.870 0
2015-2016 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 32 2.03 0.917 0 Playoffs 11 2.31 0.914 0
2015-2016 Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 8 3.38 0.873 0
2015-2016 Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 5 2.73 0.881 0
2015-2016 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0.92 0.962 0
2016-2017 Hershey Bears AHL 39 2.54 0.909 0 Playoffs 4 2.75 0.910 0
2017-2018 Hershey Bears AHL 32 3.04 0.888 0
2017-2018 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 2 2.01 0.935 0
2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 38 2.62 0.907 0 Playoffs 4 2.25 0.935 0
2019-2020 Hershey Bears AHL 31 2.26 0.917 0
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 37 2.69 0.908 0 -5.99 -0.16 Playoffs 1 4.62 0.750 0
Vitek Vanecek Stats by Elite Prospects | Vitek Vanecek Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date July 1, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Gerry Johannson
Standard Contract | 3 Years $2,150,001 0.88% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $716,667 $716,667 $716,667
RFA
AAV $716,667 $716,667 $716,667
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $700,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $700,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $700,000 $700,000 $750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date July 15, 2014
Agent Allan Walsh
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,142,501 1.12% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $775,833 $745,000 $714,167 $714,167 $714,167
RFA
AAV $925,000 $894,167 $863,333 $863,333 $863,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $232,500 $132,500 $82,500
Base Salary $0 $0 $600,000 $700,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0 $0
Total Salary $0 $0 $692,500 $700,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $0 $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year