Eric Comrie

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Eric Comrie
Born (1995-07-06) July 6, 1995 (age 21)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
NHL Draft 59th overall, 2013
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2014–present

Eric Comrie (born July 6, 1995) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Comrie was selected by the 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 appeared in 31 games, posting a save percentage of .900. Comrie 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. He appeared in two games posting a save percentage of 0.829 and a GAA of 6.35. Comrie was once again called up, at the end of the 2014-15 Ice Caps season. Comrie posted a 2-1-0 record, with a GAA of 2.20, and a 0.920 save percentage.[7] In 2015-16, with the franchise moving back to Winnipeg and being renamed back to the Manitoba Moose, Comrie played his first full season, posting a 13-25-7 record, GAA of 3.12 and SV% of 0.907, with 1 shutout. In 2016-17, Comrie played his second full season with the Moose, posting an 18-25-2 record, GAA of 2.98 and SV% of 0.906, with 2 shutouts.

On April 4th 2017, after 3-1 a win with the Manitoba Moose against the Grand Rapids Griffins, stopping 35 of 36 shots, Comrie was called up to the Jets, receiving the call while eating at Moxies with family after the game.[8] On April 6th 2017, Comrie played his first NHL game, being the starting goaltender. He stopped 35 of 39 shots, with a SV% of 0.897, in a 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, recording a win in his NHL debut.[9]

International Play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2012 Piešťany
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2015 Canada

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.[10] He also played for Team Canada in the U-20 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, helping lead them to a gold medal.

Personal[edit]

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.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2011–12 Tri-City Americans WHL 31 19 6 2 1663 74 3 2.67 .900
2012–13 Tri-City Americans WHL 37 20 14 3 2178 95 2 2.62 .915
2013–14 Tri-City Americans WHL 60 26 25 9 3523 151 4 2.57 .924 5 1 4 295 17 0 3.46 .917
2013–14 St. John's Ice Caps AHL 2 0 2 0 113 12 0 6.35 .829
2014–15 Tri-City Americans WHL 40 20 19 1 2402 115 1 2.87 .914 4 0 4 0 256 18 4.22 .894
2014–15 St. John's Ice Caps AHL 3 2 1 0 185 7 0 2.27 .920
2015–16 Manitoba Moose AHL 46 13 25 7 2600 135 1 3.12 .907
2016–17 Manitoba Moose AHL 51 19 26 8 2920 144 3 2.96 .906
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 1 0 0 60 4 0 4.00 .897
NHL totals 1 1 0 0 60 4 0 4.00 .897

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards Year
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada 2012 [12]
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. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. 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. ^ "Eric Comrie stats". stjohnsicecaps.com. July 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Eric Comrie talks about being called up and starting against Blue Jackets". NHL. April 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Eric Comrie Win In NHL Debut". nhl.com. April 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Eric Comrie". July 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Player Bio Ty Comrie Centre". WHL.ca. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  12. ^ "22 CHL PLAYERS WIN 2012 IVAN HLINKA U18 GOLD". CHL Network. August 16, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 

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