Ben Scrivens
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Ben Scrivens

Hometown:

Spruce Grove Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-09-11

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2004

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Los Angeles, 2014

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2009-10: Ben Scrivens continued his dominating play with Cornell, posting a 1.87 and .934 Save Percentage in 31 games with Cornell. He won the NCAA (ECAC) Championship with Cornell, named to the NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Team, named the NCAA (ECAC) Goaltender of the Year, and was a Hobey Baker Finalist. Scrivens was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2010-11: Scrivens was a reliable starter for the Toronto Marlies; joining the AHL club in November after beginning his first pro season with the ECHL Reading Royals. Scrivens saw the bulk of the action for the Marlies following the promotion of James Reimers to the Leafs. In 33 games he was 13-17 with five of those losses coming in overtime. He had two shutouts and a 2.33 GAA and .924 save percentage. In 13 games with Reading prior to joining the Marlies, Scrivens was 10-3 with a 2.23 GAA and .938 save percentage. Scrivens re-joined Reading for the ECHL playoffs following the AHL season and in three games was 0-1 while saving 62 of 71 shots faced.

2011-12: Scrivens made his NHL debut in November, playing in eight games with the Maple Leafs while starter James Reimer recovered from concussion issues, before being returned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies. He was re-called at the end of the season, making four late season starts. Scrivins was 4-7 with a 3.13 goals against and .903 save percentage in 12 NHL games. He received the AHL's Hap Holmes Trophy for allowing the fewest goals as the primary starter for the Marlies. Scrivens was 22-16 with 4 shutouts with a 2.04 goals against and .926 save percentage in 39 games. Toronto finished first in the North Division and reached the AHL Finals. Scrivens started all 17 playoff games and was 11-6 with 3 shutouts; posting a 1.92 goals against and .935 save percentage. He was re-signed to a two-year contract by the Leafs in September, 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

Scrivens has good size at 6’2 and he’s an aggressive goalie who likes to challenge shooters – but also keeps his game simple. He has a calm demeanour in net which breeds consistency in his game. His frame, combined with his ability to move quickly between the pipes allows him to get in front of the puck quickly. He’s shown success at the NCAA level and is now translating that success into his early pro career. Like most NCAA players, he’ll need to develop consistency over a longer season and not fizzle out.


 

Future

Scrivens was dealt for the second time in less than a year, this time from the Los Angeles Kings to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third round pick.

Projection: Steady goaltender with starter upside.

 

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