Tristan Jarry

Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Close to NHL-ready. Starter potential, but will be a backup for a couple of seasons first.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 29, 1995
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 2; Overall: 44

Observations

December 2018 – Jarry’s goaltending stats are not impressive, but maybe he can help to address Pittsburgh’s lack of secondary scoring. The 23-year-old netminder scored Nov. 14 for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL when he shot the puck the length of the ice and found twine in a 5-1 win over Springfield. The NHL or AHL Penguins would be happy if Jarry simply played better between the pipes. Currently back up in the big time during yet another injury to Matt Murray, Jarry has unimpressive peripherals of 3.50 and .887 in two NHL starts as well as 2.89 and .909 in 11 AHL outings. He’s missing a great chance to impress his parent club as well as helping Pittsburgh get some badly needed wins. Mark Allan

October 2018 – A lower-body injury to Tristan Jarry allowed GM Jim Rutherford the temporary luxury of sending neither Jarry nor Casey DeSmith to the AHL. When he does, the other will remain as Matt Murray’s backup. Time (and age) is on Jarry’s side. Mark Allan

September 2018 – Judging from Pittsburgh’s first two pre-season contests, the battle to back up Matt Murray might be the hardest-fought. After Casey DeSmith excelled behind a youth-heavy lineup in a 3-2 loss to Buffalo, Jarry looked fine in a 3-2 OT defeat in Detroit. Even with the Wings outshooting the Pens 19-6 in the second period, Jarry calmly blocked all but three of the 44 total chances he faced. He has youth on his side and will prevail over DeSmith sooner or later, although Jarry is on a two-way deal in the first half of a two-year contract and the team won’t hesitate to send him to the AHL if it seems he could benefit from more marinating. Mark Allan

 

August 2018 – Judging from the lowball two-year contract he signed as an RFA, Jarry will have to really earn his money with Pittsburgh, which is jammed hard against the salary cap. The 23-year-old, by far the organization’s best netminding prospect, agreed to essentially a pay cut without the bonuses that pushed his rookie deal to an AAV of $905,000. Furthermore, the first half of his deal is two-way, guaranteeing him a paltry $675,000 only when he plays NHL games. The 2019-20 campaign is a one-way proposition. While injuries to starter Matt Murray meant Jarry played in 26 big-league games, there’s no guarantee he’ll win the backup job from Casey DeSmith in training camp even though Jarry led NHL rookie puck-stoppers with 14 wins, including two shutouts. Mark Allan

 

May 2018 – With the trade of Filip Gustavsson to Ottawa, Jarry is Pittsburgh’s top netminding prospect by default. Plan A was to percolate him for one more full AHL campaign, but injuries to No. 1 Matt Murray meant Jarry played in 10 more games (26) in the big time than for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The numbers were messy. An NHL GAA of 2.77 and save percentage of .908 were actually better numbers than in the AHL (3.05 and .901). Jarry’s 3.31 and .894 in three disappointing Calder Cup outings raise doubt about whether he can successfully back up Murray and/or replace Pittsburgh’s starter, who’s also raising questions about his durability. Jarry might need another go in the AHL, which means the Pens would need someone else to hold the fort, but Jarry is only 23 and has time to improve. Mark Allan

March 2018 – Jarry returned to the AHL when Matt Murray rejoined Pittsburgh after recovering from his latest injury. While the older Casey DeSmith backs up Murray, the Penguins want the 22-year-old Jarry to get more starts to accelerate his development. In 26 NHL games this season, Jarry has a 14-6-2 record with two shutouts, although a 2.77 GAA and .908 save percentage are not impressive. A 7-3-2 AHL is built on even shakier stats of 3.06 and .903. He’s got some work to do before he returns to the big time to stay. Mark Allan

March 2018 – There’s no doubt the confident 23-year-old has a future in the NHL. The Penguins hope he can help them in the present after No. 1 puckstopper, Matt Murray suffered a concussion when a puck smacked him on the head during practice. The 23-year-old Murray has a 23-13 record this season and, if he’s gone for an extended time, will be tough to replace as Pittsburgh tries for a Cup three-peat. Jarry has come eerily close to his AHL peripherals with 2.58 and .916 while compiling a 10-4-2 big-league record this campaign. With Pittsburgh’s deep, high-octane offense, he’ll just have to hold the fort while he’s up on an emergency loan from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Mark Allan

January 2018 – It’s not like he was playing badly for Pittsburgh (his NHL stats are better than his AHL ones this season), but the Penguins returned Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After recording a 3-2 AHL record with a 3.18 GAA and .897 save percentage, the 22-year-old racked up a 9-4-2 big-league mark with peripherals of 2.44 and .919. With Matt Murray back as the starter after some time off due to his father’s death, it’s reasonable to assume Pittsburgh wants Jarry (a 2016-17 AHL all-star), to get more work so he can develop more quickly while the older, lower-ceilinged Casey DeSmith backs up Murray. Mark Allan

December 2017 – Jarry could not have begun his first real big-league trial by fire any better than stopping 34 shots and shutting out the Sabres 4-0. Jarry will be busy for a while longer while No. 1 Matt Murray will be out an anticipated two to four weeks with an injury to his right leg suffered in a 5-4 overtime comeback win Nov. 27 over Philadelphia. Jarry, who earned that victory in relief, used the subsequent shutout to improve his NHL record 3-0-2 this season while improving his GAA to 2.21 and save percentage to .929. While his shutout was admittedly against the lowest-scoring team in the league, Jarry should nonetheless be an adequate starter in Murray’s absence and a reliable backup once he returns. Mark Allan

October 2017 – While 2013 second-round pick Jarry has more upside, Pittsburgh recalled undrafted NHL neophyte Casey DeSmith from the AHL after waiving porous backup Antti Niemi, who was surprisingly claimed by Florida. DeSmith 26, has posted excellent AHL stats with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, including a 3-0 record to start the season with a 0.98 GAA, .965 save percentage and one shutout. An all-star in his second AHL season, the 22-year-old Jarry has stumbled out of the gate this time with peripherals of 3.96 and .883. While DeSmith barely plays behind Matt Murray, Jarry will benefit from being the undisputed WBS starter. Mark Allan

September 2017 – Pittsburgh’s backup goalie in waiting was one of 21 players assigned en masse to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After a disappointing AHL rookie campaign there and an impressive bounceback, the former Memorial Cup champ will have to keep improving and be ready for a callup if someone gets injured or if Antti Niemi is unworthy as Matt Murray’s backup. Mark Allan 

June 2017 – Like a good goalie shrugging off a bad goal and refocusing, Jarry roared back from a disappointing first pro season in which he lost the No. 1 job with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After posting a 2.69 GAA and .905 save percentage, which led to an unacceptable 17-13-3 record for a powerful AHL squad, the former Memorial Cup champ with Edmonton improved to 28-15-2, supported by peripheral stats of 2.15 and .925. Jarry, who exudes confidence that rubs off on his teammates, had his NHL baptism, albeit a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. He gained invaluable Stanley Cup experience, admittedly as a spectator, when the 2013 second-round draft pick backed up Marc-Andre Fleury while Matt Murray was injured. That explains why the WBS Penguins, with Casey DeSmith in net, experienced a humbling first-round Calder Cup elimination. The 22-year-old Jarry has one more season on his ELC, and might spend it in the AHL as the clear WBS starter. If Pittsburgh, as expected, loses Fleury or Murray, the Pens could sign a short-term veteran backup or conceivably use Jarry as their No. 2. Mark Allan

April 2017 – Jarry’s first NHL game, a 3-2 loss to the Rangers on the final day of the regular season, was successful in spite of the defeat. The AHL all-star was at his best in the third period, gloving a dangerous Ryan McDonagh shot and denying Taylor Beck on a breakaway. The best of the 21-year-old’s 22 saves came when he acrobatically reached back with his paddle to stop a Tanner Glass shot at the goal line 10 minutes into the game, then whirled around and snatched the puck with his glove. AHL sophomore Jarry took a giant step this season toward NHL employment and would surprise nobody if he became Matt Murray’s backup next season. Mark Allan

January 2017 – Jarry was named an AHL all-star on the basis of a 19-7-1 record, 2.21 GAA, .921 save percentage and one shutout. The fiercely competitive Jarry is taking a big step forward after a mediocre pro debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton resulted in a 2.69 GAA. He’s showing signs he could be ready to be Pittsburgh’s backup whenever one of the Penguins’ Stanley Cup champion netrminders is dealt. Mark Allan

November 2016 – It’s early, but Jarry is off to a great start for the stingy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the only team to have allowed fewer than 10 goals so far in the 30-team AHL. In five games, Jarry has a 3-1 record with a 1.39 GAA and a .944 save percentage. He’s the next netminder in Pittsburgh’s pipeline and his logical next step is to be the parent team’s backup when either Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray are dealt. Mark Allan

October 2016 – The waiver claim acquisition of goalie Mike Condon, 26, from Montreal means Jarry has been assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. While this might seem to be bad news for Jarry, it’s not. He might not have got one NHL start in place of Marc-Andre Fleury while Matt Murray is out with an injury. Jarry needs to play at this stage of his development, and he’s the No. 1 netminder for WBS. Mark Allan

September 2016 – With Matt Murray already out with a broken hand, Jarry almost rocketed to the top of Pittsburgh’s goalie depth chart when Marc-Andre Fleury was nicked on the neck by an opponent’s skate early in the Penguins’ first pre-season game. Undaunted, he played for two periods and got stitches. In Pittsburgh’s second pre-season matchup, Jarry stopped 30 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Blackhawks. The 21-year-old kept the Pens in the game in the opening 10 minutes when they were outshot 8-0 and had to kill a penalty. Jarry is the obvious candidate to back up Fleury until Murray is fit to play again. Mark Allan

June 2016 – If Jarry thought championship hockey was easy after being on the 2013-14 Memorial Cup-winning Edmonton Oil Kings, the two subsequent seasons have convinced him otherwise. Playing for a much-weaker team after several stars graduated, Jarry saw his GAA balloon with Edmonton the following season, from 2.24 to 2.74. A GAA of 2.69 In his pro debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton contrasted sharply with Matt Murray’s spectacular AHL rookie season with WBS the season before. Yet Pittsburgh, which drafted Jarry in the second round, still hopes he will follow Murray’s path to success. Jarry’s confidence is infectious, and he hates to lose. He has two more seasons on his entry-level deal to figure things out in the AHL. Mark Allan 

March 2016 – Jarry has struggled as the No. 1 netminder for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since Matt Murray, blueliner Derrick Pouliot and several of the AHL team’s best forwards were promoted by Pittsburgh. As an AHL rookie, Jarry has a 12-9 record with mediocre peripherals of a 2.45 GAA (tied for 11th in the AHL) and a .917 save percentage (tied for 10th). Ranked as Pittsburgh’s fourth-best prospect by the 2016 Future Watch (up from sixth), the baby-faced Jarry is only 20 and remains promising. Future Watch credits him with being big, athletic and smooth but notes sometimes-inferior intensity and focus. Mark Allan

January 2016 – Reverting to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton backup with the AHL return of Matt Murray, Jarry is nonetheless developing nicely in his debut pro season. Beginning a season 8-1 with a 1.50 GAA and .940 save percentage is not shabby in any league. Although Pittsburgh’s blueline is spotty at best, the Penguins appear to be set for years ahead in goal with Murray, 21, and Jarry, 19, percolating in the minors. Pittsburgh backup Jeff Zatkoff, 28, is in danger of being passed by both youngsters on the organization’s depth chart. Mark Allan

November 2015 – Getting half as many AHL starts for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as older teammate and off-ice friend Matt Murray, Jarry is making the most of his opportunities in his rookie pro campaign with a 5-0 record. That’s no surprise considering he has allowed just nine goals with a 1.93 GAA and .928 save percentage for the powerful AHL Penguins. Their two talented young netminders have backstopped them to an eye-popping 15-2 record, best in the league. Mark Allan 

September 2015 – Stopping all seven shots he faced in relief of Jeff Zatkoff, Jarry earned the win Sept. 21 as Pittsburgh downed Columbus 1-0 in a shootout in the Penguins’ first pre-season game. Jarry, Zatkoff and Matt Murray are in a three-man competition for the right to back up Marc-Andre Fleury. The odds are against Jarry because he’s the youngest and has just graduated from junior. Mark Allan

August 2015 – After helping his team to the 2014 Memorial Cup, Jarry finished his junior run on a down note with a markedly weaker Edmonton Oil Kings squad. A GAA of 2.74 was a full 50 points lower than his Cup-winning season, and his numbers in five playoff games last season were not even mediocre. He’s expected to start the coming campaign in the AHL. Mark Allan

December 2014 – Anything would likely be a letdown after helping the Edmonton Oil Kings to a Memorial Cup title, but Pittsburgh’s top netminding prospect continues to post mediocre stats at best. A 2.80 goals-against average and .906 save percentage, both well off of last season’s numbers, has him with a ho-hum 11-12-4 record. The Oil Kings were languishing in fourth place in the WHL’s Central Division. Mark Allan

December 2014 – Pittsburgh’s top netminding prospect had a mediocre 10-8-4 record in his fourth season with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings. That pales compared to last season, when he led Edmonton to a Memorial Cup title (including a scintillating 44-14-3 regular-season record). His goals-against average has risen to 2.42 from 2.24 last season, although this season’s save percentage of .920 is better than his .914 from the championship campaign. That indicates the team in front of him, which lost such junior stars as defenseman Griffin Reinhart to the pros, is not as strong. Mark Allan

November 2014 – Pittsburgh’s No. 1 netminding prospect could not prevent the Russians from sweeping two games from the WHL in the Subway Super Series. After sitting out a 3-2 shootout loss Nov. 10 in Saskatoon, Sask., Jarry surrendered a goal in each period of a 3-2 loss Nov. 11 in Brandon, Man. He faced only 18 shots on goal. Mark Allan

November 2014 – With only an 8-7-2 record backstopping the Edmonton Oil Kings to start the WHL season, the even-keeled netminder nonetheless had strong peripherals. His goals-against average softened slightly to 2.15 while his save percentage held steady at .922. Jarry is participating in the Subway Super Series for Team WHL and will get a chance to make the Canadian World Junior team. Mark Allan

October 2014 – After a slow start with the Edmonton Oil Kings (disappointed about being returned for a fourth WHL season possibly), Jarry is playing more like Pittsburgh’s No. 1 netminding prospect. With a record of 7-3, he has improved to a 2.05 GAA and .925 save percentage. Tristan Jarry was named to the WHL roster for the Subway Super Series.  Mark Allan

October 2014 – Returned for a fourth season with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, the Penguins’ No. 1 netminding prospect is off to a slow start with a 2-3 junior record. His 3.03 GAA and .902 save percentage are well off last season’s breakthrough. Mark Allan

May, 2014 – Some people questioned whether Tristan Jarry could come in and replace graduating Oil Kings goaltender Lauren Brossoit. That question has been answered. Tristan Jarry backstopped the Oil Kings, as they won the CHL Memorial Cup. He won 44 games in the regular season, and finished with a sparkling 2.24 GAA. Seth Brisendine

October 2013 – The Oil Kings will rely heavily on Jarry between the pipes this season and it will only aid his development. So far in WHL season games, Jarry has struggled with a 4.10 GAA and .856 SV%. Seth Brisendine

July 2013 – Tristan Jarry is a big, hybrid style goaltender who plays for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Jarry had an outstanding season as the backup for Lauren Brossoit (CAL); he led the league in both goals against average and save percentage with 1.67 and .936 respectively. He is a very technically sound goalie, and has good athletic ability.


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 North Delta Sundevils Bantam A1 PCBHL 26 1.65 - |        
 2010-2011 Greater Vancouver Canadians BCMML 20 2.31 - | Playoffs 6 - -
  Team British Columbia CWG 2 4.32 .848 |        
 2011-2012 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 14 2.93 .894 |        
  Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 0 - - |        
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 2 1.95 .943 |        
 2012-2013 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 27 1.61 .936 | Playoffs 1 0.00 1.00
 2013-2014 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 63 2.24 .914 | Playoffs 21 2.19 .925
  Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 5 2.80 .910 |        
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2.00 .882 |        
 2014-2015 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 55 2.74 .907 | Playoffs 5 2.88 .896
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2.93 .833 |        
 2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 0 - - | Playoffs 0 - -
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 33 2.69 .905 | Playoffs 3 2.24 .902
 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 3.06 .880 |        
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 45 2.15 .925 |        
 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 2.77 .908 |        
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 16 3.05 .901 | Playoffs 3 3.31 .894
 2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 3.50 .887 |        
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 13 2.65 .916 |        

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