Chris Driedger

Florida Panthers
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Fantasy Summary

Depth goalie with no future in fantasy hockey leagues.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 18, 1994
Height 6‘04”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 3; Overall: 76

Observations

February 2019 – Driedger has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2017 – Driedger gets someone overlooked in Ottawa but he’s doing his best to remedy that. His 2016-17 numbers dropped from the previous season to 12-19-1 record, 3.22 GAA and 0.900 SVS but a part of that can be attributed to playing behind a weaker squad. He saw time in his third NHL game, ending his NHL shutout streak at 60 minutes en route to giving up his first four NHL goals in forty minutes of action. Seemingly perpetually locked in a crowded crease in the AHL, Driedger will battle for starts with fellow prospect Marcus Hogberg and veteran Danny Taylor. Brad Phillips

October 2016 – With Craig Anderson taking a leave from the team to deal with some personal issues at home, Driedger was summoned to serve as Andrew Hammond’s backup. But that plan was short-lived, as Hammond suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Friday’s game against Calgary. Driedger took over crease-protection duties, surrendered four goals on 15 shots and was saddled with the L. With Anderson away for an unknown length of time and the extent of Hammond’s injury largely unknown at this point, the 22-year-old could be in line for a solid stretch of games. Brad Phillips

October 2016 – Driedger was one of a handful of players assigned to Binghamton in the latest round of training camp cuts. He should once again share the net with Matt O’Connor. Its been a solid pro career for the unheralded third round pick from 2012. He proven to be a capable AHL starter and will look to take the next step this season. Brad Phillips

March 2016 – Driedger has been reassigned to Binghamton without seeing a second of game action. He’ll continue to share net-tending duties with Matt O’Connor. Brad Phillips

March 2016 – With Craig Anderson suffering a lower body injury in the Sens latest contest against the Blues, Chris Driedger has been recalled on an emergency basis. The Hamburgler will be called upon to carry the mail for as long as Anderson will be out so it’s unlikely that Driedger sees any action. Brad Phillips

January 2016 – Driedger has been recalled by the Sens to back up Craig Anderson while Andrew Hammond is off dealing with a family emergency. Driedger is 9-8-1 with a 2.99 GAA and a 0.904 save percentage in 18 games with Bingo. Brad Phillips

April 2014 – The Ottawa Senators signed Chris Driedger to an entry level contract.  Driedger continues to have a stellar season for the Calgary Hitmen, posting a .918 save percentage and a 2.64 GAA. The Hitmen are tied atop the Central Division of the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Nathan Martin

March 2014 – In 50 games played for the Calgary Hitmen this season Driedger has continued to build on his successful 2012-2013 campaign. The Winnipeg-native is 28-14-7 with a .918% for Calgary, who sit in first place of the Central Division (third overall in the WHL).  Driedger also scored the first goal by a goalie in the WHL in almost 10 years. Nathan Martin

February 2013 – Driedger has been one of the steadiest WHL goalies through the 2012-13 season. He has a 28-13-1-2 record with a 2.46 GAA and a 0.917 SV%. After he struggled in the playoffs last year, Driedger will have to prove he can come through in clutch situations. Zenon Herasymiuk

November 2012 – Driedger is a well-rounded goaltender prospect with a ton of upside. He is calm and composed in net, rarely ever scrambling in his crease. His style is a mirror image of Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider. He has been thrust into a full-time starter’s role with the Calgary Hitmen and has been solid. He has a 2.33 GAA and a 0.922 SV%. His record sits at 12-3-1-1. The Sens have a very good young goalie in Driedger, but like most goalie prospects, he has a lot of fine tuning and development ahead of him before he is considered for NHL action. He is at least 3-4 years out at this point.


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2007-2008 Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA WBAAA 16 1.47 - |        
 2009-2010 Winnipeg Monarchs City Mdgt WCML 12 1.75 - |        
  Team Manitoba WCCC-16 2 1.29 .917 |        
 2010-2011 Tri-City Americans WHL 22 3.50 .881 |        
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 4 3.26 .880 |        
 2011-2012 Calgary Hitmen WHL 44 2.80 .896 | Playoffs 2 6.59 .813
 2012-2013 Calgary Hitmen WHL 54 2.51 .915 | Playoffs 17 2.39 .931
 2013-2014 Calgary Hitmen WHL 50 2.64 .918 | Playoffs 6 4.39 .870
  Binghamton Senators AHL 1 4.58 .909 |        
  Elmira Jackals ECHL 4 3.92 .893 |        
 2014-2015 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  Binghamton Senators AHL 8 2.55 .923 |        
  Jacksonville IceMen ECHL 40 3.78 .885 |        
 2015-2016 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  Binghamton Senators AHL 39 2.83 .912 |        
 2016-2017 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 6.00 .733 |        
  Binghamton Senators AHL 34 3.22 .900 |        
  Wichita Thunder ECHL 2 4.51 .877 |        
 2017-2018 Belleville Senators AHL 10 4.04 .885 |        
  Brampton Beast ECHL 17 2.55 .922 |        
 2018-2019 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 32 2.45 .924 |        
  Manchester Monarchs ECHL 12 2.75 .911 |        
 2019-2020 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 11 1.82 .945 |        

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