July 6, 1995 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Tri-City Americans (WHL)
|NHL Draft||59th overall, 2013
Eric Comrie (born July 6, 1995) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League. Comrie was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2nd round (59th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Comrie was born in Edmonton, Alberta but moved to Newport Beach, California with his family when he was nine. He played minor hockey with the LA Selects (now the LA Jr. Kings) in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.
Comrie was drafted in the 1st round, 13th overall, by the Tri-City Americans in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. During the 2010-11 season, Comrie played for the Selects U16 team, posting a save % of .940 and a GAA of 1.34 over 19 games.
During Comrie's rookie 2011-12 rookie season with the Americans, he shared duties as the team's starting goaltender, appearing in 31 games and posting a save percentage of .900. He improved on his play in the 2012-13 season until a hip injury shut him down after 37 appearances. At the end of the season he was ranked 2nd amongst North American goaltenders by the NHL Central Scouting Service. Comrie was drafted in the 2nd round (59th overall) by the Winnipeg Jets.
Comrie had a strong 2013–14 season, leading the WHL in save percentage (.925) and was named to the WHL (West) Second All Star team.
Comrie signed a three year entry level contract with the Jets on December 24, 2013. After the conclusion of the Americans' 2013-14 season, Comrie joined the St. John's IceCaps, the Jets' AHL affiliate, for the playoffs. He appeared in two games posting a save percentage of .829 and a GAA of 6.35.
During the 2012-13 season Comrie played for Team Pacific 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, finishing 5th. He went on to win a gold medal playing for Team Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He also played for Team Canada in the U-20 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, helping lead them to a gold medal.
Comrie is the son of The Brick founder Bill Comrie, and the half-brother of former NHL players Paul and Mike Comrie. In 2013-14 and again in 2014-15, Comrie was team mates with his younger brother, Ty, on the Tri-City Americans major junior hockey team.
Awards and honours
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada||2012|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships Gold Medal with Team Canada||2015|
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