Well this is a sweet Christmas present.
The Winnipeg Jets have announced that they have signed goaltender Eric Comrie to three-year entry level contract with an average annual value of $925,000.
Comrie was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the second round, 59th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In 30 games this season with the Tri-City Americans, Comrie has earned a 14-13-3 record, 2.52 goals against average and .923 save percentage. Despite a strong performance so far in the WHL, Comrie wasn’t one of the two goalies named to Team Canada for the World Juniors, which came as a surprise to some due to the not so impressive campaigns held by Zach Fucale and Jake Paterson.
Here’s what Ben Kerr from Last Word On Sports had to say about Comrie prior to the 2012 NHL draft:
Comrie has decent size and good technique as a hybrid goalie. He has very good lateral movement and gets side to side quickly and efficiently. He reads the play well and shows excellent puck tracking as he is rarely caught out of position. His quick legs do a great job of taking away the bottom of the net. He also has a very quick glove hand which helps him to take away the top portions.
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