The Penguins traded into the second round, and then traded up to draft goalie Tristan Jarry.
Here is the report on Jarry via Hockey Prospectus:
Jarry checks in as the top goaltender on my list. Despite playing at a high level in Edmonton, he did not get as much ice time as one would expect from a top goalie prospect, as he shared the net with Flames prospect Laurent Brossoit. Thus, his numbers are affected by sample size distortion. His tools are quite noteworthy, though. While he has just average size, his athletic abilities stand out. He is a quick, energetic goaltender who effectively moves laterally, recovering well after the first shot. He has good limbs as well, showing the ability to make stops that require good reflexes beyond squaring up pucks. He is a competitive goalie, and scouts applaud his ability to fight through screens and find pucks in traffic. His rebounds can be a tad too juicy at times, and that will be an area to address going forward, along with the fact that he must fill out his current frame.
We asked good friend and draft guru @jmarshfof his thoughts on Jarry:
"I like it. Long term project, but bred to be a starter. Gotta see how he handles 50 some games a year."
Overall, as @IanAltenbaugh pointed out. Jarry is probably a good three years away from the NHL, and at least two years after that away from starting.
So yea, if anyone plays this up as a " message, to Marc-Andrew Fleury," they would be extremely wrong.
- The Penguins drafted five other players after Jarry. All North American players. Tons of info over at [ Pens.com ]
- Third Round selection Jake Guentzel. [ tpn ]
- Fourth round pick Ryan Segalla. [ Elite Prospects ]
- Fifth round pick Dane Birks. [ EP ]
- Sixth round pick Blaine Byron.[ HF Boards ]
- Seventh round pick Troy Josephs.[ EP ]