Eric Comrie

by Jamie Zadow on April 2, 2018


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Eric Comrie, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 180

Born: 1995-07-06

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 59th Overall







April 2018 – Comrie was an emergency call-up to the Jets in mid-March with veteran Steve Mason sidelined with a knee injury. The move hasn’t exactly been a flattering one as Comrie owns a 1-2-0 record with a 3.99 GAA and .872 SV% in three games. With Mason set to return next week after missing 11 games, the 22-year-old figures to be sent back down to the minors. The Moose find themselves in a three-way tie atop the Central Division with Chicago and Grand Rapids and a lot of that is due in large part to their goaltending this season. Comrie has been part of a platoon with Michael Hutchison this season, but leads the team in games played (31) and wins (17). The Moose will likely welcome their young netminder back with open arms as Hutchison has struggled in relief as of late. Jamie Zadow


February 2018 – Comrie is mired in a goaltending battle with Michael Hutchinson this year, but that’s a good problem to have for the Moose. The Jets have plenty of goaltending depth in their system and Comrie is enjoying his best AHL campaign yet with a 15-8-2 record, 2.54 GAA and .921 SV% in 25 games. At just 22, the Jets can take their time with Comrie — especially with the resurgence of Connor Hellebuyck this season – and continue to allow him to get comfortable with the pro game. Jamie Zadow

September 2017 – Comrie was invited to Jets training camp where he shared a rather crowded crease. The Jets goaltending situation seems like a blur and they are likely grooming Comrie to be their netminder of the future. With free agent acquisition Steve Mason and highly touted Connor Hellebuyck ahead of him on the depth chart, expect Comrie to start the year in the AHL where he appeared in 51 games for the Moose last season. Jamie Zadow


May 2017 – Comie may be the long-term winner of the Winnipeg Jet’s future starting goaltender war. Connor Hellebuyck is currently the starter in Winnipeg, but the extra development Comrie has received playing with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose may end up paying off long term dividends. He was a little shaky in his lone NHL start this past season, but was a model of consistency in the AHL posting a 2.96 GAA in 51 games. A little more confidence and Comrie could look to get some platoon talk in goal for the Jets in the next season or two and it wouldn’t surprise some if he eventually ended up their starting goalie of the future. – David Dickenson

October 2016 – Comrie was sent to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL by the Jets, where he is expected to share duties with Ondrej Pavelec, if Pavelec clears waivers. – David Dickenson

September 2016 – Comrie has battled a few injuries over the past few seasons, but that hasn't affected his long-term pro prospects. His numbers with the Manitoba Moose last season didn't stand out 3.12 GAA in 46 games, but he's been consistent and has a very good set of fundamentals to build on as he continues to improve. – David Dickenson

April 2016 – Comrie had a tough first full season in the AHL putting up a GAA of 3.12 and a SVS% of .907, though that mostly reflected the poor play of his team in front of him. Comrie will look to have a bounce back season in 2016-17 as he still remains a top tier goaltending prospect in the NHL. Fortunately for the Jets, they can afford to be patient with him having Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson ahead of him on the depth chart. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, it may be some time yet before Comrie starts to reach his potential, and that may wind up being with another franchise. – Aynsley Scott

September 2014 – Eric Comrie has been sent back to the Tri-City Americans after being sent back by the Winnipeg Jets. Look for him to be among the goaltending leaders and dominate the WHL this season. Kevin Won


April 2014 – Eric Comrie has been sent to the St. John's Icecaps in the AHL after being eliminated in the WHL playoffs. He had a strong finish to his WHL season and will look to get a start or two in the AHL. -Kevin Won


March 2014 – Eric Comrie has been named to the WHL 2nd All-Star Team in the Western Conference. He finished the regular season with a 26-25-4-5 record with a 2.57 GAA and a .925 SV%. He ranked second among WHL goaltenders in save percentage and saves, and ranked sixth in goals against average. These stats are quite good considering the Tri-City Americans finished eighth, barely making it into the playoffs. Although he is 1-2 in the playoffs currently, his save percentage is very impressive, boasting a .941 SV%. Among this stretch featured a stellar 52 save performance in the 4-3 win versus the Rockets where Comrie single-handedly stole the game for the Americans. –Kevin Won



December 2013 – Eric Comrie has signed a three year entry-level deal with the Winnipeg Jets, with an average annual value of $925,000. Comrie has played solid this year, posting a 14-13-3 record along with a 2.52 GAA and a .923 SV% on a weak Tri-City Americans team. He was a likely candidate for third goalie on Canada's World Junior Championships roster, however Brent Sutter elected to invite only two goalies. Kevin Won



September 2013 – Eric Comrie is a lanky goaltender that is currently playing for the Tri-City Americans (WHL). His last season was cut short due to a nagging hip injury that required surgery in early February. He posted a 20-14-3 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.62 GAA. His strong play prompted a trade involving former American Ty Rimmer to make room for Comrie. He is also half-brother of former NHLers Paul and Mike Comrie, so the bloodlines run strong here. His aggressive style combined with his strong backwards skating allows him to fully utilize this style yet be positionally sound. He reads the play well, has a competitive nature, and has the ability to make game-changing stops. One of his weaknesses that he will have to work on is his rebound control and conditioning.  Now fully healed and with no competition in the way, look for Comrie to be among the leaders in WHL goaltending. This is his first season with a full workload and his hip will be put to the test. He will also be one of the candidates for the Canadian World Junior squad this season. Kevin Won


Fantasy Outlook: B


Still a good prospect with strong fundamentals. Once he can get a chance will be a starter in the NHL for a long time. May be a season or two away due to Hellebuyck cemented in as the Jets starting goaltender for now.


Eric Comrie shows great poise in close:


Highlight reel stick save by Comrie


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