Scott Wedgewood

Tampa Bay Lightning
Bruce Bennett

Fantasy Summary

Capable of being a decent NHL backup goalie.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 14, 1992
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2010 Round 3; Overall: 84

Observations

July 2019 – Wedgewood has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning.  Jokke Nevalainen

July 2018 – The Buffalo Sabres have signed Wedgewood to a one-year, two-way contract. Wedgewood is expected to be the number three goalie for the Sabres.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2018- For a second time this season, Wedgewood has been traded. This time to the LA Kings along with Tobias Rieder for goalie Darcy Kuemper. Wedgewood showed glimpses of being a NHL goalie but at overall struggled with the Coyotes. He posted a ugly 3.45 GAA and .893 save percentage in 20 appearances, compiling a 5-9-4 record. If he gets a chance in LA, Wedgewood should post better numbers with a stronger defense in front of him but rumour is the Kings could give Cal Peterson or Jack Campbell a shot as backup instead. Keith Duggan

October 2017- Hours before the Coyotes were to face the Devils in New Jersey, the team traded for Wedgewood in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Wedgewood is 1-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .973 save percentage in the AHL this season. With a logjam of goalies in Jersey, this is an excellent opportunity for him to seize a NHL spot. The Coyotes are struggling in net so far this campaign, especially backup Louis Domingue, as Arizona is currently sporting a league-worst .863 save percentage and 4.40 GAA. Keth Duggan

July 2017 – Wedgewood was re-signed by the Devils to a one-year, two-way contract. After an injury-plagued season, Wedgewood will need to prove himself if he wants to stay with the team. Failure to stay healthy and impress this year may end Wedgewood’s tenure with the Devils, as they have a logjam of young, talented goalies in their system. Grant Frey

April 2017 – New Jersey coach John Hynes announced that Wedgewood, who  played in just 10 games this year for the A-Devils due to a recurring shoulder injury, should be fully recovered in time for training camp. With the impending expansion draft, the 24-year-old is a likely candidate to go unprotected. It’s a safe bet that Cory Schneider will be the squad’s one allowable protected netminder. Kevin Wickersham

November 2016 – Another year at Albany, another setback for the now 24 year-old Brampton native Scott Wedgewood. After a decent run to begin the 2016-17 campaign, posting a 2.18 GAA with a .912% save percentage and 5-3-0 record, Wedgewood suffered an injury to the same shoulder that sidelined him for a month-and-a-half during the 2015-16 season while relieving Mackenzie Blackwood in goal during a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of Binghamton. This is a truly unfortunate step backwards for Wedgewood, who performed well for the parent club during a four-game run at the end of last season (2-1-0-1, 1.24 GAA, .957 save percentage) highlighted by a shutout of the eventual champion Penguins. Even without the injury history, Wedgewood faces a difficult task in returning to and staying in Newark permanently due to New Jersey’s organizational depth in goal.

A hybrid-style goaltender, Wedgewood has typically been considered to move well within the crease, react quickly and intelligently to shot attempts, and display an impressive use of the stick. While some expressed concerns about his reaction time to rebounds earlier in his career, Wedgewood seems to have worked hard to improve upon this. One can hope that his shoulder will heal well enough for him to realize his potential in the not-too-distant future, either with New Jersey or elsewhere.  Kevin Wickersham

January 2016 – In the beginning of the season Scott Wedgewood has struggled to stay healthy and lost the starting job to veteran Yan Danis. As of late Wedgewood has been healthy and is playing some great hockey. This season Wedgewood is sporting a 6-1-2 record, .935 save percentage and a goals against average of 1.68. It’s a small sample size but those are very impressive numbers for sure. Wedgewood may not become a starting goal tender in the NHL but he has the potential to be a very solid back up. Justin Nobre

 

October 2014 – Scott Wedgewood will have to wait a bit longer before he can consider himself the number one goaltender for Albany.  With Scott Clemmenson taking the backup job in New Jersey, Keith Kinkaid will create another season of healthy competition between the netminders.  Kinkaid had the edge last season finishing with strong play in the playoffs.  Both will see their share of starts, Wedgewood needs to improve on his disappointing numbers from 2013-14.  Michael Riggi

 

August 2014- The highlight of Scott Wedgewood’s 2013-2014 season came in March where he was named AHL player of the week for posting back to back shutouts; the first goalie to do so in Albany Devils history.  However, the majority of the year Scott Wedgewood found himself being outplayed by Keith Kinkaid, finishing with a 0.899 save percentage.  If Keith Kinkaid can make the New Jersey Devils backing up Cory Schneider, it will give Scott Wedgewood a real opportunity to develop and take on a heavier workload.    Michael Riggi

 

December 2013 – Wedgewood is struggling to stand out with his numbers in the AHL. This season, like last, has yet to see him accumulate a SV% over .900 but he still continues to find ways to win. To be fair he only sees 24 shots per game and gives up only an average of three goals. He has appeared in a pair of AHL shootouts in his career and has not given up a goal on seven shooters, which is un surprising as he is a rather sound goalie who can hold form while moving with opponents and be difficult to beat on any one on one situation. Cory Schnieder being brought to the organization will delay the ideas of him becoming a starter quickly in the organization, but he could still see the NHL faster than most in this day. He is still one of the most attractive goalie prospects to own. Jason Banks

 

March 2013 – Hybrid goalie Scott Wedgewood made his pro-debut this season in the East Coast League after an impressive showing of 28-10-3 and three shutouts in the OHL the year prior, leading the Plymouth Whalers to a division title. While early in his development, the 20-year-old Wedgewood is the Devils most exciting goaltending prospect. Noted by scouts for his athleticism and focus, Wedgewood is climbing the ranks of the Devils organization faster than expected, and is a likely candidate to become the Devils starter in two to three years, unless they look outside the organization. Andrew Schopp


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2007-2008 Mississauga Senators Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 29 2.17 - |        
 2008-2009 Plymouth Whalers OHL 6 4.56 .880 | Playoffs 3 4.62 .931
 2009-2010 Plymouth Whalers OHL 18 3.26 .909 | Playoffs 4 2.07 .956
 2010-2011 Plymouth Whalers OHL 55 2.99 .908 | Playoffs 10 3.27 .923
 2011-2012 Plymouth Whalers OHL 43 3.02 .911 | Playoffs 13 2.38 .928
  Canada U20 WJC-20 3 2.42 .916 |        
 2012-2013 Albany Devils AHL 5 3.47 .886 |        
  Trenton Titans ECHL 48 3.22 .900 |        
 2013-2014 Albany Devils AHL 36 2.39 .899 |        
 2014-2015 Albany Devils AHL 36 2.74 .903 |        
 2015-2016 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 1.25 .957 |        
  Albany Devils AHL 22 1.55 .933 | Playoffs 11 2.72 .897
  Adirondack Thunder ECHL 1 2.00 .951 |        
 2016-2017 Albany Devils AHL 10 2.18 .912 |        
 2017-2018 Binghamton Devils AHL 1 1.00 .973 |        
  Arizona Coyotes NHL 20 3.45 .893 |        
  Ontario Reign AHL 6 3.21 .901 |        
 2018-2019 Buffalo Sabres NHL 0 - - |        
  Rochester Americans AHL 48 2.68 .908 | Playoffs 3 3.00 .862
 2019-2020 Syracuse Crunch AHL 6 3.33 .881 |        

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