Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospect netminder Tristan Jarry, who is currently playing in the Western Hockey League for the Edmonton Oil Kings, has reportedly been named the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle and the Oil Kings’ website.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 11, 2014
This is the second time Jarry has won this award – the other being in November.
In 11 February tilts, Jarry compiled a record of 7-1-2 and garnered a 1.77 goals-against-average with a .925 save percentage. Registering one shutout last month, Jarry became the Oil Kings’ sole leader for shutouts in a season with seven.
Jarry was the Pens’ second-round selection (44th overall) in last year’s draft, and has performed exceptional for Edmonton all season long. Playing in 60 games and logging 3,523-minutes, only Red Deer Rebels’ goaltender Patrik Bartosak has more than Jarry in each of those categories.
Owning an overall record of 41-14-3, Jarry currently leads the league in wins and is third in the WHL for goals-against-average with 2.27 – just .03 behind the leader. His seven shutouts, which I referenced earlier, also rank him tied for the league-high, and he’s registered a .913 save percentage so far.
Congratulations go to Jarry.
Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins