Dansk has to prove he can play in the AHL with significant stats before he will ever get a chance in the NHL.
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January 2018 – Oscar Dansk has been activated from the IR by the Golden Knights and has been reassigned to the Chicago Wolves in the AHL. Dansk was one of a handful of goalies that came in during the first part of Vegas’ inaugural season only to succumb to injury and be taken out of action. However, during Dansk’s brief stint in the NHL he did nothing but impress in four games of action going 3-0-0 with a 1.78 GAA and a save percentage of .946 including one shutout. The Golden Knights’ goalie depth chart is deep so don’t be surprised to see the 23-year-old used as trade bait prior to the deadline and they’ll need to make a decision on resigning the restricted free agent at the end of this year. Mason Black
October 2017 – Oscar Dansk was recalled a few days ago and was put into action immediately. Dansk took over the Golden Knights’ net when Malcolm Subban went down to injury. Dansk finished off the game stopping 10 of 11 shots faced and took the win. With Subban put on IR, Dansk will be relied on to fill the void in net, along with recently recalled Maxime Lagace. Lagace and Dansk will platoon the starting role for the foreseeable future until Subban or Marc-Andre Fleury return. Paul Zwambag
July 2017 – Dansk has signed a one-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Dansk has playedthe previous two seasons in the SHL in Sweden. He is likely headed over seas and hitting the reset button on his AHL career. Dansk will get a chance to compete for the Chicago Wolves number one role with Maxime Lagace. As for getting an NHL start, he won’t get the chance this year. He can stay on the free agent list of your league. He’s number three or even number four on the Knights’ depth chart. Paul Zwambag
June 2017 – It would seem that the 2016-17 season has not exactly been kind to Oscar Dansk. In fact, I would seriously question if he’s going to stay in the Columbus system for much longer.
The season, from a simple statistical standpoint, does not impress this writer. A 3.00 GAA and .903 save percentage just don’t jump out at me as stellar. The 6-16-0 win-loss record does even less for me. This was his second season with Rogle BK in the Swedish Hockey League. All of the above numbers represent a significant step backwards for Dansk.
I have to wonder, on the basis of the numbers that Dansk has put up as well as what other goalies in the Blue Jackets system are putting up, how much longer Dansk is going to hold a spot.
January 2016 – Dansk has spent this season in Sweden (SHL), refining his game after an abysmal season in the AHL and ECHL in 2015. His play appears to have improved with a 2.57 GAA and .909 save percentage for Rogle BK in 24 starts. It’ll be interesting to see if Dansk makes his way back to North America. Chris Bagwell
February 2015 – Dansk has struggles in his first season with the Springfield Falcons. In 14 games played, he holds a record of 5-4. His GAA stands at 3.74 to go with a below-average save percentage, .873. Dansk has seen some time in the ECHL as well with the Kalamazoo Wings. He hasn’t done incredibly well there either with a GAA of 3.88 and a save percentage below .900. Chris Bagwell
May 2014 – Goaltender Oscar Dansk was named to the OHL’s 3rd All-Star Team joining Sam Bennett, Max Domi, Nick Baptiste, Matt Finn and Darnell Nurse. The Swedish netminder topped all OHL goalenders with a 2.39 GAA and shutouts (6), and finished top 10 with a .909 save percentage. Brendan Ross
March 2014 – Oscar Dansk was recognized by the OHL with his crease-mate Devin Williams as the top goaltending tandem in the league. Awarded the Dave Pinkney Trophy for the lowest team goals against, Oscar Dansk and Devin Williams only allowed 170 goals against and it was the first time in franchise history that the Erie Otters won the trophy. Dansk led the OHL in goals against average (2.39) and shared the lead in shutouts posting six shutout games. Brendan Ross
December 2013 – Once again Dansk will be relied upon for Sweden’s chances to win a medal at the WJC. They couldn’t be in much better hands as in the OHL, he has only lost four games all season and is arguably the OHL top goaltender. He has accumulated as many shutouts this season as losses which is very unusual. His SV% and GAA numbers have taken a huge swing this season, not all of that is because of his growth, but more because of that in his team. Last season the Otters allowed him to face 36.6 shots per 60 minutes, this season they have dropped that rate to 26.8. A smaller workload will allow him to maintain his play level all season. It would not surprise me to see Dansk to go directly to the NHL next season to backup Sergei Bobrovsky although the team would be best served to re-sign vet backup Curtis McElhinney and allow Dansk some wiggle room turning pro. Jason Banks
December 2012 – Dansk will be in goal for Sweden in the WJC in Ufa, Russia. Sweden is one of the favorites in the tournament. Rich Dillon
November 2012 – Oscar Dansk is a highly touted goaltending prospect and was the first pick of the second round in last June’s NHL draft. The big goaltender decided to sign with the rebuilding Erie Otters this season, and is expected to develop there until he turns pro in the Jackets system. He plays a butterfly-like style, which he excels at thanks to his quickness and size. The biggest knock on him so far is his sub par rebound control. He is very calm and poised in the net and his high hockey IQ and experience in both, North America and Europe don’t hurt. Justin Shemie