Tristan Jarry
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Tristan Jarry

Hometown:

Delta British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-04-29

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2013

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (44th overall), 2013

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Tristan Jarry played bantam hockey in British Columbia with the North Delta Sundevils and was select by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the third round (46th overall) of the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

2010-11: Jarry split the goaltending duties with Brodie Burdeny for the Greater Vancouver Canadians midget major team in British Columbia. In 20 regular season games he had a 2.31 goals against. The Canadians advanced to the playoff semifinals after finishing in third place and Jarry played all six playoff games. Jarry won a gold medal with Team British Columbia in the 2011 Canada Winter Games; playing in two games with a 3.30 goals against and .868 save percentage as Jackson Whittle handled the bulk of the goaltending.

2011-12: Jarry appeared in 14 games for the WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings in his first season of junior hockey and played for Canada Pacific in the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He was 8-2-1 for the Oil Kings and had a 2.93 goals against and .894 save percentage. Jarry did not see any post-season playoff action as a backup to starter Laurent Brossoit in the WHL playoffs and at the Memorial Cup. Jarry was 2-0 at the WHC, sharing the goaltending with Eric Comrie, and finished with a 1.95 goals against and .943 save percentage.

2012-13: Jarry returned to Edmonton for a second season, seeing a bit more time while Brossoit once again handled the majority of the goaltending. In 27 games for the Oil Kings he was 18-7 with a team-high six shutouts and had a 1.61 goals against and .936 save percentage. The Oil Kings again finished first in the Central Division. Jarry made his first playoff appearance, playing 26:30 minutes in relief of Brossoit in Edmonton’s Eastern Conference finals game with Calgary. He stopped all three shots he faced. Jarry was ranked third amongst North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Jarry attended his first NHL training camp with the Penguins — signing a three-year entry-level contract with Pittsburgh in September 2013 — before returning to Edmonton and winning a Memorial Cup with the Oil Kings. He also played for the WHL in the Subway Series against Team Russia. In 63 regular season games for Edmonton he was 44-14-2 with eight shutouts and had a 2.24 goals against and .914 save percentage. Edmonton finished second to Calgary in the Central Division based on tiebreakers but rolled through the WHL playoffs; avenging a loss to Portland in the 2013 WHL Finals, defeating the Winterhawks to win the championship. Jarry was 16-5 in 21 playoff games with three shutouts; posting a 2.19 goals against and .925 save percentage. Edmonton lost two of three games in round robin play but defeated Val-d’Or in triple overtime in the semifinals and topped Guelph to capture the Memorial Cup. Jarry started all five games, finishing 3-2, and had a 2.80 goals against and .910 save percentage. 

2014-15: Jarry attended training camp with the Penguins before returning to the Edmonton Oil Kings for his fourth WHL season. With several people moving on from the Memorial Cup squad of a year ago, the Oil Kings battled to reach the playoffs. Playing in 55 of 72 regular season games, Jarry was 23-26-6 with three shutouts and had a 2.74 goals against and .907 save percentage. Edmonton finished fifth in the Central Division, securing the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and facing the Brandon Wheat Kings. Jarry was 1-4 with a 2.88 goals against and .896 save percentage in the series. He played for the WHL All-Stars in the Subway Series against Russia, stopping 15 of 18 shots in a 3-2 loss.

2015-16: Jarry played for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in his first pro season. Splitting time with Matt Murray before Murray was recalled by Pittsburgh, he was 17-3-3 in 33 regular season games and had five shutouts with a 2.69 goals against and .905 save percentage. The Penguins finished third in the Atlantic Division, sweeping Providence in a first-round series to face Hershey in the Atlantic Division finals. Former University of New Hampshire goalie Casey De Smith was 4-0 in the first four AHL playoff games for the Penguins. Jarry was recalled late in the season by Pittsburgh as an emergency backup but did not see any NHL action.

Talent Analysis

Jarry possesses a package of skills that scouts find extremely appealing in goaltending prospects. He has the prototypical size of an NHL goalie with a sound technical foundation. His glove and stick work are already pretty good and does a fairly good job of tracking the puck. Jarry is able to maintain an even temper under duress and his game is typically unaffected by bad goals. He has been extremely durable during his junior career with the Edmonton Oil Kings — playing in 145 regular season games and an additional 27 playoff games in the past three years.

Future

Jarry had an up-and-down first pro season with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2015-16. With Matt Murray having an outstanding season in the Pittsburgh organization, Jarry has his work cut out for him if he is to one day skate for the NHL's Penguins. He has the tools to be a top goalie but as with many young goaltenders he may require some time to put those elements together and become a consistent netminder.

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