Goaltender Eric Comrie Claimed Off WaiversBy: Austin Siragusa | Published: October 1st 2019
The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club has claimed goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets.
Comrie, 24, played 183 games with the franchise as well as five NHL games with the Jets. During his career with the Moose, Comrie had a record of 77-83-20-8 with a 2.88 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. He was drafted by the Jets in the second round (59th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Comrie is the franchise leader for games played (183) minutes (10,582) and saves (5,156).
“Mixed feelings, obviously,” said Moose head coach Pascal Vincent after hearing the news. “I like the guy so much that we wanted to keep him around.”
“The only feeling I should have is being happy for him because thats what he deserves,” continued Vincent. “He’s been waiting for a break like this and now he does have one. Good things happens to good people.”
That sentiment was echoed by Moose captain Peter Stoykewych.
“Not surprised at all,” he said. “He’s a great goaltender, we are happy for him, love him as a guy and a person and (he’s) obviously a great player. Happy he’s going to get an opportunity there.”
Manitoba currently has two goaltenders on its roster in 2018-19 rookie standout Mikhail Berdin and 2019 off-season signing Adam Carlson.
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