Future Watch: Eric Comrie Rookie Hockey Cards, Jets

Future Watch: Eric Comrie Rookie Hockey Cards, JetsFuture Watch: Eric Comrie Rookie Hockey Cards, JetsEric Comrie was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets with the 59th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Some may have forgotten about this very talented prospect but the team that drafted him hasn’t. He’s only 22 and that’s still young for a goalie setting his sights on the NHL.

There are only 62 goaltending jobs in the greatest league in the world. At 6-1, 175 pounds he has the kind of frame that will enable him to play at the next level. He’s not the biggest but he has good speed post to post and that’s important.

After four-plus years at the Tri-City Americans, Comrie turned pro. In 2013, he was on the gold medal winning team in the Ivan Hlinka tournament and in 2015 he won gold, both for Team Canada, and at the U20 World Junior Championships.

Now into his third season with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL he finally seems to have hit his stride. In his first eight games, he has a 2.39 GAA and a .924 save percentage.

Comrie has a rookie card in 2017-18 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. He has various AHL and junior hockey cards but this is his first NHL card.

On April 6, 2017, he finally got a taste of the NHL. He started a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and stopped 35 shots, four went in. Not bad for his first kick at the can.

Here’s a look at his one NHL game

Comrie will likely get his chance to be a backup goalie next season. That’s a start. He has some competition and most do, the starting job won’t be handed to him. The Jets have a lot invested in him and collectors now can get in on that. Patience is the key for all involved.

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen

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