Driedger

 

Chris Driedger, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 193

Born: 1994-05-18

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Drafted: 2012 by Ottawa, 76th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 – The Ottawa Senators signed Chris Driedger to an entry level contract.  Driedger continues to have a stellar season for the Calgary Hitmen, posting a .918 save percentage and a 2.64 GAA. The Hitmen are tied atop the Central Division of the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Nathan Martin

 

March 2014:  In 50 games played for the Calgary Hitmen this season Driedger has continued to build on his successful 2012-2013 campaign. The Winnipeg-native is 28-14-7 with a .918% for Calgary, who sit in first place of the Central Division (third overall in the WHL).  Driedger also scored the first goal by a goalie in the WHL in almost 10 years. Nathan Martin

 

February 2013 – Driedger has been one of the steadiest WHL goalies through the 2012-13 season. He has a 28-13-1-2 record with a 2.46 GAA and a 0.917 SV%. After he struggled in the playoffs last year, Driedger will have to prove he can come through in clutch situations. Zenon Herasymiuk


November 2012 – Driedger is a well-rounded goaltender prospect with a ton of upside. He is calm and composed in net, rarely ever scrambling in his crease. His style is a mirror image of Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider. He has been thrust into a full-time starter’s role with the Calgary Hitmen and has been solid. He has a 2.33 GAA and a 0.922 SV%. His record sits at 12-3-1-1. The Sens have a very good young goalie in Driedger, but like most goalie prospects, he has a lot of fine tuning and development ahead of him before he is considered for NHL action. He is at least 3-4 years out at this point.

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Its very early, but Driedger looks like a strong fantasy prospect. He’s playing a major role in a strong season for Calgary and is having a career year stats-wise. Another few years in junior and maybe a few years in the AHL could develop this player into a starting goalie.

 

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Behind the scenes with the Calgary Hitmen:

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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Chris Driedger statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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