Future Watch: Tristan Jarry Rookie Hockey Cards, Penguins – Many times, there are players who fans know are just waiting to get their big break at the NHL level. One such goalie, Tristan Jarry, had to wait in juniors so he’s used to it. He’s still living the dream and someday will be minding the net in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jarry was getting partial playing time when he played for the Edmonton Oil Kings before he was ready for the NHL draft. Teams knew about him but many times franchises will shy away from drafting a goalie unless they’ve played a certain amount of games. He’d only played 41 and yet the Penguins still drafted him 44th overall in 2013 and they’re glad they did.
The next two years, Jarry did play a lot of games. He was a big part of the Memorial Cup winning team in 2013-14. He was a league all-star and at that point the secret was out. This player had a lot of talent. Enough to get to the NHL level someday. He just needed to play more games.
Soon to be 22, he’s in the midst of his second successful AHL season with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. This year he’ll play more professional games than ever before. Next year could be his year to make the jump. He has the athleticism and mental game to succeed.
Even though Jarry hasn’t played for the Penguins just yet, suiting up got him a Young Guns rookie card in 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey. Collectors can also find his official NHL licensed rookie cards in 2016-17 SP Game Used Hockey as well. Jarry does not yet have an NHL licensed autograph cards. However, he does have autographs in 2013-14 ITG hockey products.
Here’s a look at him with his AHL club:
Marc-Andre Fleury has been the Penguins franchise goalie. Matt Murray, another terrific goalie stole his job and led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup last year. We’ll either see Fleury traded or he’ll get selected by the Las Vegas franchise in the upcoming expansion draft. A few things would have to happen to accommodate either one but that’s what should happen. In the meantime, Jarry continues to get ready for his much deserved opportunity.
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