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Winnipeg Jets' 2016 Top 25 Under 25: #16, Eric Comrie

A goalie of the future comes in at #16.

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Overview:

Eric Comrie comes in at #16 on the AIH countdown for Jets prospects going into the 2016-17 season. However, Comrie may come in at the #1 goalie position for the Manitoba Moose, the Winnipeg Jets AHL affiliate, by season's end. Why? Well, with Connor Hellebuyck, the Moose' current #1, making strides to take over the Jets' net, Comrie would be next up the Moose charts...and that my friends, wouldn't be a bad thing, either for the Jets or for the Moose. Comrie showed us last season during Hellebuyck's call up that he is more than capable to be the #1 goaltender for the Moose...all he needs is the opportunity.

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AIH Authors' Thoughts:

Truck:

Comrie is fast and athletic, but he isn't consistent in his positioning. Still some quality upside here, but I'm apprehensive after last year.

Arby:

He's already better than Pavelec, so that's good. Then again, that's the lowest bar there is. He's not big-and-boring though, and needs to rely on his quickness. A nice goalie prospect though.

Andy:

Comrie is the goalie for the future, so for now, Comrie if going to have to toil around in the AHL and hone his craft. Last year, he split the majority of his time with Hellebuyck, and this year will be similar as Hellebuyck, Hutchinson or Phillips will likely be his goal tending partner. Comrie has the right attitude, and seems to enjoy his role. His time is coming, it just isn't right now.

Ian:

Comrie was the lone bright spot on a terrible Moose team. When Hellebuyck was with the Jets, he was thrown right into the thick of it and still played well. However, there were a couple times where his confidence was shaken due to how bad the team was and he really beat himself up over some of his own bad performances. Considering how the goaltending is looking this year, he will more than likely see a 50/50 split in net. Some have even said he is progressing faster than Hellebuyck did, which makes this very interesting.

Brian:

Despite coming in as a rookie playing behind last season's hot garbage Moose team, Comrie's numbers actually look really good. He's actually not too far off from seeing NHL time. Another year, and the phasing out of Pavelec and Hutch, will lead to the hopeful goaltender duo of the future. Once the Jets' worst area, could soon become their strongest.

Summary:

Comrie is already hard at work, as the following video attests. Comrie's strong work ethic and his understanding of the fundamentals will certainly help him maintain his spot and higher for some time to come. What do you think?