Jets Assign Goalie Eric Comire To IceCaps


The Winnipeg Jets and their AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps, announced Monday morning that they have assigned goaltender Eric Comrie to the St. John’s IceCaps.

Comrie played 40 games this season with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. Comrie had his worst statistical year this season with the Americans. His goals against average was 2.87, almost reaching 3, and his save percentage was still adequate at .914.

Although Comrie didn’t have a great year on paper, the 2013 2nd round selection proved his worth during the World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal.

Playing in 2 games Comrie had a 1.5 GAA and a .933 SV%. He wasn’t the starter for Team Canada, but there was many who felt he should be.

This article by Joshua Weissbock of The Hockey Writers takes a great in-depth look at how Eric Comrie should have been seriously considered for the Team Canada starting job over Zach Fucale.

Even simple stats like these show that Comrie faces more shots on a regular basis, but still has a higher save percentage. His quality start percentage, QS%, his higher than Fucale’s at 66.67% but the knock on Comrie is his stat on bad starts, RBS%, and his bail-out percentage, BO%.

Comrie has played for the IceCaps before. Last year after his WHL season ended Comrie played 2 games with the IceCaps, both losses with a 6.35 GAA and a .829 SV%.

Comrie plays a really stable game in net. His 6’1″, 174 lbs isn’t the biggest frame you’ll find in the AHL, but he has great composure and balance which should be in his favour as an AHL goalie.