By Carter Brooks
Photo by James Carey Lauder
The goaltending future of the Winnipeg Jets remains bright.
With Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit currently serving on the Jets' active roster, and Eric Comrie and Mikhail Berdin waiting in the wings, goaltending should not be a point of concern for Winnipeg over the next decade. That point was driven deeper on Monday, as Manitoba Moose goaltender Eric Comrie was named the American Hockey League's Player of the Week.
The 23-year-old netminder registered a .949 save percentage and a 1.72 goals against average in four games last week - all victories. On top of the simple statistics, the Alberta product led all AHL backstops in wins, saves and minutes played over that span of time.
On Monday, Comrie stopped 34 of 36 pucks in a 3-2 overtime victory over Milwaukee at home, before blocking 31 of 33 shots on Wednesday against the same Admirals. The Jets second round pick from 2013 then stopped 66 of 69 total shots in his two weekend wins. Comrie is 7-2-1 in his last ten games, while sitting at 15-11-1 on the season.