Getting to Know: Tristan Jarry
Size: 6-foot-1, 183 pounds
Birth Date: April 29, 1995
How the Pens Acquired Him: Drafted in 2nd round (44th overall) of 2013 NHL Draft
Claim to Fame: Jarry played in the 2013 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game, making 16 saves on 16 shots to earn “Player of the Game” honors for Team Cherry.
2012-13 Season: In 27 games with the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings, Jarry used his butterfly-style to post an 18-7 record and lead the WHL with a .936 save percentage.
Numbers Never Lie: He shared the Oil Kings’ starting role with strong goalie Laurent Brossoit (33-8-2, 2.25 GAA, .917 save percentage) last year, but was stellar in his opportunities. Jarry’s six shutouts in 25 starts were tied for fourth in the WHL with a goaltender who played 56 games, and his 1.61 goals against average was the best in the league since 2003-04.
Pens' Take: “Ray Shero said he bumped into him in the locker room. Tristan asked him, ‘Are the pucks smaller here?’ Because guys are shooting the pucks quicker than he's used to. The maturation process for a goaltender is longer, as you guys know firsthand … Tristan is going to go back to play junior hockey for a couple years, and then his path will be whatever that next step is."– Tom Fitzgerald
Jarry on his first development camp: “Probably just to see how big the pro guys are here. You see some of the guys and they've got 20, 30 pounds on you, and that's probably the biggest eye opener for me. It's a little bit faster than I'm used to, just with most guys drafted here, played pro level. Pretty fast.”