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Season Review: Laurent Brossoit

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The backup performed admirably in his first season with the Jets.

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

After a solid first season serving as Winnipeg Jets backup, Laurent Brossoit’s play earned him almost a 100% raise for his next contract.

Brossoit, 26, signed a one-year deal on May 25th for $1.225 million. His play this year, in fairly limited minutes, was more than adequate for a backup, and certainly proved to be well worth the $650k the Jets paid for him last year.

Laurent Brossoit 2018/19 Regular Season Stats

Regular Season Name GP Min GA GAA SA SVS SV% W L OTL/SOL SO 5v5SA 5v5Svs 5v5SV% PP SA PP Svs PP Sv% SH SA SH Svs SH Sv%
Regular Season Name GP Min GA GAA SA SVS SV% W L OTL/SOL SO 5v5SA 5v5Svs 5v5SV% PP SA PP Svs PP Sv% SH SA SH Svs SH Sv%
Regular Season Laurent Brossoit 21 1,166 49 2.52 652 603 0.925 13 6 2 1 533 498 0.934 101 89 0.881 18 16 0.889
NHL Rank (>19GP) 58th 57th 60th (1st) 14th 54th 54th 7th 47th 58th 46th 38th 55th 55th 5th 50th 49th 19th 54th 55th 43rd

Brossoit’s 5v5 save percentage was 5th best in the NHL, his overall save percentage was 7th best and his save percentage while short-handed was a reasonable 19th best. He had a 7-13-2 record with a 2.97 GAA and a .897 SV% when the Jets signed him last July 1st, but those career marks are now 20-19-4, 2.77 GAA and .911 SV%.

Brossoit started the year on a tear, posting an 8-1-1 record after his first 10 games. While his play dipped a bit as the year went on, his numbers still suggest that his struggles with the Edmonton Oilers system may just be because the Oilers are a tire fire.

Overall, I would have liked to have seen Brossoit play more, not only because his stats were good, but because of the amount of shots Connor Hellebuyck faced this year. Brossoit did miss the final eight games of the season with injury, but it was unlikely he was going to play much during that stretch, as Eric Comrie only played in one game in his absence. With Comrie, turning 24-years-old, a restricted free agent, it will be interesting to see if the Jets retain the younger goalie.