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Top 25 Under 25: #16 Eric Comrie

The Jets’ top goalie prospect needs to show he has the ability to play at the NHL level.

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Top 25 Under 25 -
#16 - Eric Comrie
6’1” 180 lbs - Goalie - Shoots Left
NHL 2017-18: 3GP - 1-2-0 - 3.99GAA - .872 SV% - 0 SO
NHL Career: 4GP - 2-2-0 - 4.00GAA - .880 SV% - 0 SO
AHL 2017-18: 34GP - 18-13-3 - 2.58GAA - .916 SV% - 2 SO
AHL Career: 136GP - 52-67-16 - 2.95GAA - .908 SV% - 6 SO

The contract that Eric Comrie signed with the Winnipeg Jets this fall was not exactly one that showed a great deal of confidence in the 23-year-old goalie. A one-year, $650k two-way contract comes after allowing 12 goals in three NHL games last year, while posting a .872 save percentage.

Overall, Comrie didn’t have a bad year last year, as his play in the first half of the season with the Manitoba Moose was quite good, while splitting time with the now-departed Michael Hutchinson. However, things fell off a bit in the new year when he was called upon to carry the majority of the load, though he still finished the year with a .916 save percentage. In nine playoff games with the Moose, he had a .908 save percentage and a 3.18 goals against average, with the Moose playoffs ending via a four-game sweep to the Rockford IceHogs.

Comrie will be given opportunities to succeed again this year. He is likely to at least split time in the Moose net, while being first in line for call-ups. He will have competition for playing time with Ken Appleby, and possibly Mikhail Berdin as well. Arvid Holm and Jared Moe are the other netminder prospects lurking in the pipeline that may one day climb the goalie depth chart.