Jeremy Swayman

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Big, solid goaltender with quick hands and an aggressive playing style. Sometimes gets himself into trouble with his attack first mentality but should continue to fine tune his game with the University of Maine.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 24, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 111

Observations

November 2018 – Swayman has begun his sophomore season with a save percentage of .894 through seven games. He is expected to be one of the NCAA’s best overall players this year and should be up to the task after stealing the show in 31 games as a freshman. His aggressive style of play might lead to prolonged bad stretches, however he should manage to quickly correct his poor start as he works to improve his consistency this season. His development will be crucial for the Bruins and fantasy owners alike as they search for the eventual heir to Tuukka Rask’s starting gig. Chris Mazza

 

July 2018 – Most freshmen goalies in the NCAA either serve as a backup with limited ice time, or platoon with the established starter. Swayman walked into Orono and with hard work and solid play stole the starter job for the University of Maine. Against older and more mature competition, in a division including the Hockey East powerhouses that are Boston University and Boston College, Providence and Northeastern, Swayman improved his GAA from his draft year to 2.72. He also improved his save percentage, finishing his freshman season with a .921. His first year at college, his club lacked goal scoring, but Swayman held his own. He will more than likely remain at Maine next season to continue developing on squad with a lot of returning players. Sid Osmond

June 2017 – Swayman was rated 12th overall goaltender by NHL Central Scouting and was the 12thgoaltender off the board at #111 overall. At 6’2” the Bruins picked up a goaltender here with good size and room to fill out even further. Swayman has good tools; he’s quick for his size and tries to use his large frame to his advantage. Swayman considers himself an aggressive goaltender and likes to challenge the shooter whenever possible, and while this is generally a good trait to have his risk-taking style has led him through a number of tough stretches in the past. That being said, Swayman put up pretty good numbers for the Sioux Falls Stampede posting a .914 and a 2.90 GAA while winning only seven of his 32 appearances.

One has to think that Swayman was at least partially a victim of low goal support here as his numbers should have found him a slightly more favorable record. Swayman will have to continue to fine tune his game, and undoubtedly hopes to find more success while playing for the University of Maine, who he’s committed to for the 2017-2018 season. Swayman slots into the Bruins deep in the depth chart but could rise quickly depending on his performance this year in the NCAA. Mike Drover


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2010-2011 Alaska All Stars 14U AA Bantam 7 0.99 .895 |        
 2011-2012 Alaska All Stars 14U AA Bantam 7 0.57 .957 |        
 2013-2014 Alaska Jr. Aces Midget 16AAA Midget - - - |        
 2014-2015 Team Red USA-S16 5 6.40 .805 |        
  South Anchorage High USHS-AK 26 1.27 .948 |        
 2015-2016 Pikes Peak Miners 18U NAPHL 18U 18 1.79 .940 | Playoffs 4 2.01 .931
  Tri-City Storm USHL 0 - - |        
 2016-2017 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 32 2.90 .914 |        
 2017-2018 Univ. of Maine NCAA 31 2.72 .921 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 1 0.00 1.000 |        
 2018-2019 Univ. of Maine NCAA 30 2.81 .919 |        

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