Eric Comrie

by daviddickenson on April 28, 2017

 

Eric Comrie - Photo Courtesy of whl.ca

 

Eric Comrie, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 180

Born: 1995-07-06

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 59th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2017 – Comie may be the long-term winner of the Winnipeg Jet’s future starting goaltender war. Connor Hellebuyck is currently the starter in Winnipeg, but the extra development Comrie has received playing with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose may end up paying off long term dividends. He was a little shaky in his lone NHL start this past season, but was a model of consistency in the AHL posting a 2.96 GAA in 51 games. A little more confidence and Comrie could look to get some platoon talk in goal for the Jets in the next season or two and it wouldn’t surprise some if he eventually ended up their starting goalie of the future. – David Dickenson

October 2016 – Comrie was sent to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL by the Jets, where he is expected to share duties with Ondrej Pavelec, if Pavelec clears waivers. – David Dickenson

September 2016 – Comrie has battled a few injuries over the past few seasons, but that hasn't affected his long-term pro prospects. His numbers with the Manitoba Moose last season didn't stand out 3.12 GAA in 46 games, but he's been consistent and has a very good set of fundamentals to build on as he continues to improve. – David Dickenson

April 2016 – Comrie had a tough first full season in the AHL putting up a GAA of 3.12 and a SVS% of .907, though that mostly reflected the poor play of his team in front of him. Comrie will look to have a bounce back season in 2016-17 as he still remains a top tier goaltending prospect in the NHL. Fortunately for the Jets, they can afford to be patient with him having Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson ahead of him on the depth chart. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, it may be some time yet before Comrie starts to reach his potential, and that may wind up being with another franchise. – Aynsley Scott

September 2014 - Eric Comrie has been sent back to the Tri-City Americans after being sent back by the Winnipeg Jets. Look for him to be among the goaltending leaders and dominate the WHL this season. Kevin Won

 

April 2014 - Eric Comrie has been sent to the St. John's Icecaps in the AHL after being eliminated in the WHL playoffs. He had a strong finish to his WHL season and will look to get a start or two in the AHL. -Kevin Won

 

March 2014 - Eric Comrie has been named to the WHL 2nd All-Star Team in the Western Conference. He finished the regular season with a 26-25-4-5 record with a 2.57 GAA and a .925 SV%. He ranked second among WHL goaltenders in save percentage and saves, and ranked sixth in goals against average. These stats are quite good considering the Tri-City Americans finished eighth, barely making it into the playoffs. Although he is 1-2 in the playoffs currently, his save percentage is very impressive, boasting a .941 SV%. Among this stretch featured a stellar 52 save performance in the 4-3 win versus the Rockets where Comrie single-handedly stole the game for the Americans. -Kevin Won

 

 

December 2013 - Eric Comrie has signed a three year entry-level deal with the Winnipeg Jets, with an average annual value of $925,000. Comrie has played solid this year, posting a 14-13-3 record along with a 2.52 GAA and a .923 SV% on a weak Tri-City Americans team. He was a likely candidate for third goalie on Canada's World Junior Championships roster, however Brent Sutter elected to invite only two goalies. Kevin Won

 

 

September 2013 - Eric Comrie is a lanky goaltender that is currently playing for the Tri-City Americans (WHL). His last season was cut short due to a nagging hip injury that required surgery in early February. He posted a 20-14-3 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.62 GAA. His strong play prompted a trade involving former American Ty Rimmer to make room for Comrie. He is also half-brother of former NHLers Paul and Mike Comrie, so the bloodlines run strong here. His aggressive style combined with his strong backwards skating allows him to fully utilize this style yet be positionally sound. He reads the play well, has a competitive nature, and has the ability to make game-changing stops. One of his weaknesses that he will have to work on is his rebound control and conditioning.  Now fully healed and with no competition in the way, look for Comrie to be among the leaders in WHL goaltending. This is his first season with a full workload and his hip will be put to the test. He will also be one of the candidates for the Canadian World Junior squad this season. Kevin Won

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

 

Still a good prospect with strong fundamentals. Once he can get a chance will be a starter in the NHL for a long time. May be a season or two away due to Hellebuyck cemented in as the Jets starting goaltender for now.

Footage:

 

Highlight reel stick save by Comrie

 

 

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