Eric Comrie

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Eric Comrie
Born (1995-07-06) July 6, 1995 (age 19)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Winnipeg Jets
Tri-City Americans (WHL)
NHL Draft 59th overall, 2013
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2011–present

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.

Playing Career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Comrie was born in Edmonton, Alberta but moved to Newport Beach, California with his family when he was nine.[1][2] He played minor hockey with the LA Selects (now the LA Jr. Kings) in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.[3]

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.[4] At the end of the season he was ranked 2nd amongst North American goaltenders by the NHL Central Scouting Service.[5] 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.

Professional[edit]

Comrie signed a three year entry level contract with the Jets on December 24, 2013.[6] 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.

International Play[edit]

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.[7] He also played for Team Canada in the U-20 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Personal[edit]

Comrie is the son of The Brick founder Bill Comrie, and the half-brother of former NHL players Paul and Mike Comrie.[8] 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.[9]

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards Year
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada 2012 [10]
IIHF World U20 Championships Gold Medal with Team Canada 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandor, Steven (November 4, 2013). "Growing Up Comrie". Avenue Edmonton. 
  2. ^ Friesen, Kelly (October 26, 2012). "NHL draft tracker: Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Friesen, Kelly (April 1, 2011). "Making the jump: 5 questions with Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans". Buzzing the Net. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Ryan (March 19, 2013). "The next Comrie". The Hockey News. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 NHL Top Prospect Profile: Eric Comrie". WHL Official Website. June 14, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Canadian Press (December 24, 2013). "Jets, Eric Comrie agree to entry-level deal". CBC Sports. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/eric-comrie/
  8. ^ http://www.canada.com/health/Goalie+Eric+Comrie+trying+keep+with+brothers/8583823/story.html
  9. ^ "Player Bio Ty Comrie Centre". WHL.ca. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  10. ^ http://www.chl.ca/article/22-chl-players-win-2012-ivan-hlinka-u18-gold

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