September 11, 1986 |
Spruce Grove, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Scrivens played four years with the Cornell Big Red of the ECAC. After his senior season, Scrivens was named a first team All-American, ECAC Goaltender of the Year, and was one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. He started his professional career with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, before being called up to join the Marlies at the end of the 2010–11 AHL season.
Scrivens played in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) for two seasons. He broke into the league with the Drayton Valley Thunder during the 2004–05 season, playing a single game with the team before moving on to the Calgary Canucks. During his final year of junior hockey, Scrivens played with the Spruce Grove Saints. He won 27 games, while losing 12 and tying 3, finishing the year with a 2.43 goals against average (GAA) and .921 save percentage. He was named the Saints Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year for the 2005–06 season. Scrivens played in the AJHL All-Star game, and represented Team North at the 2006 Viking Cup, where they won the championship.
Scrivens joined the Cornell Big Red for the 2006–07 season. He played in 12 games, starting eight and recording three wins. He recorded his first collegiate shutout in a 6—0 win against Union College. During his sophomore season at Cornell, Scrivens established himself as the team's starting goaltender, playing in 35 of the team's 36 games. For the week of December 3, 2007, Scrivens was named the ECAC Hockey goaltender of the week. He was an honorable mention All-Ivy League after the season. He won 19 games, and finished with a 2.30 GAA and .911 save percentage. Scrivens retained his starting job with the Big Red during his junior season, and joined the ranks of top NCAA goalies across the country. He played in 36 games with the Big Red, recording 22 wins, a GAA of 1.81 and a .931 save percentage. Scrivens picked up many awards for his playing during the 2008–09 season, including being named the National Player of the Week for the first week of the season, as well as second team All-ECAC and an honorable mention All-Ivy League at the end of the season.
Scrivens' senior season with the Big Red saw him earn First Team All-American honors, while playing in 34 games and winning 21. He had a 1.87 GAA and a .934 save percentage. Scrivens captured the Ken Dryden Trophy as ECAC goaltender of the year, and was named one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. He finished his collegiate career with 19 shutouts, fourth all-time in NCAA history.
After completing his collegiate career, Scrivens had not been selected in the National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, making him an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any team in the league. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Scrivens to a one-year contract on April 28, 2010. Scrivens decision to sign with the Leafs was largely due to the presence of goaltending coach Francois Allaire, whom Scrivens had worked with during an off-season goalie camp.
Scrivens started the 2010–11 season with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, the Maple Leafs second tier affiliate. He played in 13 games with the Royals, winning 10. For his efforts he was selected to represent the Royals in the ECHL All-Star Classic. His strong play at the ECHL level, and injuries to other goalies in the Maple Leafs systems earned Scrivens two separate callups to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL), one in November and one in February. Scrivens was one of two goalies on the Marlies Clear Day roster announced on March 8, 2011, meaning he would be spending the remainder of the season at the AHL level, barring injury or suspension.
The Maple Leafs re-signed Scrivens on July 1, 2011. He has been called up to the NHL as of October 24, 2011, in an emergency situation. After serving as backup for the previous games, he made his first regular season start on November 3, 2011, in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. In that game, he recorded his first career win and stopped 38 shots in a 4-1 game. On November 17, 2012, Scrivens got into two battles with Brendan Gallagher. Gallagher was thrown out of the game after the second altercation. As the NHL resumed play after the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Scrivens became a full-time NHL goaltender for the first time, as the backup to James Reimer, starting Toronto's first two games. Scrivens recorded his first NHL career shutout February 16, 2013 in a 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators. He was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in June 2013, along with Matt Frattin, and a second round pick in exchange for Jonathan Bernier. Scrivens serves as the backup goaltender to Jonathan Quick.
On November 12 of the 2013-2014 season, Scrivens stepped in for Kings starting goaltender, Jonathan Quick, after Quick suffered a lower body injury with 1:20 remaining in overtime against the Buffalo Sabres. Scrivens then started the next three games, posting 23 saves in a 3-2 comeback victory over the New York Islanders November 14 and recording consecutive shutouts against the New Jersey Devils November 15 (26 saves) and New York Rangers November 17 (37 saves). Scrivens currently leads the league in shutouts with 3. 
Scrivens is from Spruce Grove, Alberta. He is the middle child of Wayne and Dawna Scrivens, with an older brother (Adam) and a younger sister (Bronwyn). While playing hockey at Cornell, Scrivens studied Hotel Administration.
Awards and achievements
Quill and Dagger Senior Honor Society,
Recipient of the 2011/2012 American Hockey League's Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award.
|Spruce Grove Saints Most Valuable Player||2006|
|Spruce Grove Saints Player of the Year||2006|
|Alberta Junior Hockey League All-Star||2006|
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2008–09|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2009–10|
|2004–05||Drayton Valley Thunder||AJHL||1||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Cornell Big Red||NCAA||12||3||6||2||—||574||22||1||2.30||.911|
|2007–08||Cornell Big Red||NCAA||35||19||12||3||—||1965||66||4||2.02||.930|
|2008–09||Cornell Big Red||NCAA||36||22||10||4||—||2152||65||7||1.81||.931|
|2009–10||Cornell Big Red||NCAA||34||21||9||4||—||2018||63||7||1.87||.934|
|2011–12||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||12||4||5||—||2||672||35||—||3.13||.902|
|2012–13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||20||7||9||—||—||1025||46||2||2.69||.915|
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|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament