Jake Oettinger

Dallas Stars
Michael Tureski

Fantasy Summary

Oettinger projects as an upper echelon starting goalie in the NHL with all of the intangibles for success, including large size, nasty glove, elite puck handling, and superb awareness.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 12, 1998
Height 6‘4”
Weight 212 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 26

Observations

October 2018 – Oettinger has had a troubling start to the NCAA campaign, dropping his first four starts. Even more troubling than the four losses are his 0.878 save percentage and 4.77 goals against average. After an up-and-down season as a sophomore in 2017-2018, he will need to find some consistency in his junior year. Dallas has had a bad history of inconsistent goaltending, something they do not want to see in their top prospect at the position. It is important to note that his sophomore season also started out slow, so it will be interesting to see if this is a coincidence or if this starts a trend for his career. Nate Duffett

May 2018 – Overall, 2017-2018 was a good season for Jake Oettinger. A season in which his play gradually got better as the season went on. After starting the campaign slowly with a 0,902 save percentage in his first 17 games, Oettinger’s play got better after the WJC where he won bronze. He came back to the NCAA with a record of 6-1-0 in January and was named Hockey East goalie of the month. In March, the Terriers won the Hockey East Tournament and he was selected as the tournament MVP. He then finished the season very strongly by posting a 7-1-1 record and a 0,945 save percentage in the last nines\ games of the season. It will be interesting to watch him next season since the Terriers should be even better. Brady Tkachuk already announced that he’ll be back and they’ll have some interesting new faces in Joel Farabee, Jack Wise, and Tyler Weiss. JPMac

January 2017 – Oettinger made the World Junior team for the United States making the start in the win versus Canada, but probably wished he could have had a better performance on the big stage. It’s been that kind of year for him, ups and downs. While playing the net for Boston University he has posted a 2.91 GAA and .902 save percentage through 17 games in his sophomore year. Oettinger is likely one of the better goalie prospects, and look for him to have a more consistent second half of his collegiate season. With his size and athleticism, the tools are there. Matt Kowalski

July 2017 – Likely the best goalie in the 2017 draft, Jake Oettinger has found early success everywhere he has played. As a high school Freshman, he led Lakeville North to the ultra-competitive Minnesota High School State tournament. Then as a Freshman at Boston University he won the crease over two older classmen, and never relented. He posted a 2.11 GAA and .927 save percentage in 35 games, and tallied one of his best games during the NCAA tournament against the stacked University of North Dakota. Oettinger had 56 saves and stole the game from UND.

Jake uses his large frame to cut down on angles, plays quick with smooth lateral movement, and has a great glove. Yet perhaps his best asset is his composure. Oettinger never gets rattled, always remains calm. His longtime goalie coach, David Rogalski proclaims “his mind is beyond elite.” He stays within himself well, and seems to have his best stuff when under the most pressure. Still very young, especially for a goaltender, he’ll turn 19 in December, where he’ll be back at BU. It sounds like he’ll stay for all four years at BU, something that isn’t uncommon for goalies. Usually it takes longer for goalies to make their NHL debut, but given Oettinger’s incredible maturity, it could be sooner than later. It may not be crazy to expect him to debut before the age of 24. Matt Kowalski


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Lakeville North High USHS-MN 9 1.86 .931 | Playoffs 2 0.50 .973
  Lakeville North High MN State 3 3.80 .844 |        
 2014-2015 USNTDP Juniors USHL 20 3.23 .907 |        
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 29 2.57 .916 |        
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 3 2.80 .889 |        
  USA U17 WHC-17 3 1.34 .934 |        
  USA U18 WJC-18 0 - - |        
 2015-2016 USNTDP Juniors USHL 15 2.24 .919 |        
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 37 2.38 .908 |        
  USA U18 WJC-18 4 1.50 .934 |        
 2016-2017 Boston Univ. NCAA 35 2.11 .927 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 0 - - |        
 2017-2018 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 2.45 .915 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 3 2.77 .889 |        
 2018-2019 Boston Univ. NCAA 27 2.65 .923 |        

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