Eric Comrie Taken by Jets at 2013 NHL Draft

Kennewick, WA – The Tri-City Americans are proud to announce that 18-year-old goaltender Eric Comrie was selected in the 2013 NHL Draft, held today at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  Comrie represents the 57th NHL Draft pick in the franchise’s history and is the first Tri-City goaltender selected since Chet Pickard was drafted in 2008 by Nashville.

Comrie becomes the 8th Tri-City goaltender selected in an NHL Draft in the franchise's history, including the 3rd in the last 8 years.  Comrie also joined his brothers Mike (91st, Edmonton, 1999) and Paul (224th, Tampa Bay, 1997), who were both drafted as well.

In the 2nd Round, the Americans saw Comrie go to the Winnipeg Jets with the 59th overall pick.  In an injury-shortened sophomore season, Comrie appeared in 37 games, compiling a 20-14-1-2 record along with a 2.62 goals against average, a 0.915 save percentage and two shutouts.  The 6'1 170-pound netminder from Newport Beach, CA was the 2nd-rated North American goaltender according to Central Scouting going into the Draft and, despite the short season, still finished inside the top-10 among WHL goaltenders in both goals against percentage and save percentage.  The Ams’ first-round pick, 13th overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Comrie has international experience under his belt as well, having played for Canada’s Under-18 team at the 2012 Memorial for Ivan Hlinka tournament, winning Gold, and also suiting up for Team Pacific at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.  Comrie represented Team Alberta at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, leading the team to a Bronze medal.  The netminder played for Team WHL at the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series, and was selected to participate in the 2013 Home Hardware CHL / NHL Top Prospects Game, but could not take part due to injury.  Additionally, on Friday, Comrie was also invited to attend the Hockey Canada’s National Junior team summer development camp later this August.

The reincarnated Jets franchise, which was relocated from Atlanta in 2011, made Comrie their second pick from Tri-City in their brief history.  In the 2011 NHL Draft, the Jets selected current Americans' defenseman Zachary Yuen with the 119th pick.  Meanwhile, the former Winnipeg franchise, which is now the Phoenix Coyotes, drafted former Americans’ Stu Barnes (1st round, 4th overall) in 1989 and Scott Levins (4th round, 75th overall) in 1990.

Tri-City Americans season ticket plans are now available for the 2012-13 season.  Season ticket plans can be purchased by using several, convenient monthly payment schedules.  Call (509) 736.0606, visit AmsHockey.com or drop by the Americans offices' at the bottom level of the Toyota Center for more information.

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Playoff Stats

Goalie GP W SO GAA SV%
Eric Comrie 5 1 0 3.46 0.917
Evan Sarthou 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Player G A PTS PIM
Jessey Astles 1 0 1 2
Parker Bowles 1 2 3 4
Brandon Carlo 0 1 1 8
Ty Comrie 0 0 0 0
Jordan Davies 0 0 0 0
Morgan Geekie 0 0 0 0
Matthew Gelinas 0 0 0 0
Justin Gutierrez 1 3 4 2
Justin Hamonic 1 0 1 6
Riley Hillis 0 0 0 0
Justin Marreck 0 0 0 0
Devon McAndrews 0 0 0 0
Beau McCue 0 1 1 0
Lucas Nickles 0 0 0 4
Jackson Playfair 0 0 0 2
Michal Plutnar 0 0 0 2
Braden Purtill 0 0 0 2
Rodney Southam 0 0 0 0
Josh Thrower 0 0 0 5
Mitch Topping 0 2 2 4
Philip Tot 3 4 7 0
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
  • B.C. Division |
  • Central Division |
  • East Division |
  • U.S. Division |
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Kelowna Rockets 72 57 11 0 4 118
Victoria Royals 72 48 20 1 3 100
Vancouver Giants 72 32 29 7 4 75
Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 50 19 2 1 103
Calgary Hitmen 72 48 17 3 4 103
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 44 24 3 1 92
Kootenay Ice 72 39 28 2 3 83
Red Deer Rebels 72 35 32 1 4 75
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 12 55 2 3 29
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Regina Pats 72 39 26 4 3 85
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 25 3 6 85
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 29 6 3 77
Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 32 3 2 75
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 21 42 3 6 51
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 51 2 3 37
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Portland Winterhawks 72 54 13 2 3 113
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 25 2 4 88
Everett Silvertips 72 39 23 7 3 88
Spokane Chiefs 72 40 26 3 3 86
Tri-City Americans 72 29 33 4 6 68