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Jimmy Howard

30-Year-Old Goalie – Detroit Redwings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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.937

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Howard struggled mightily in 2013-14, watching his 2.10 GAA from the past two seasons balloon up to 2.66. His backup had only five fewer wins in many less starts, and Howard is certainly itching to prove doubters wrong in the upcoming campaign. Odds are high last season was ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 218   DOB: 3/26/1984   BORN: Syracuse, New York   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #64 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jimmy Howard Contract Information:

Howard signed a six-year, $31.8 million extension with the Red Wings in April of 2013.

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Howard will start in net for the Red Wings on Thursday against the Penguins, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 21 4 1 2 0 0 2.99 10 104 94 .904
2007-08 23 4 0 2 0 0 2.12 7 95 88 .926
2008-09 24 1 0 1 0 0 4.07 4 28 24 .857
2009-10 25 63 37 15 10 3 2.26 141 1849 1708 .924
2010-11 26 NHL DET 63 37 17 5 2 2.79 168 1830 1662 .908
2011-12 27 NHL DET 57 35 17 4 6 2.13 119 1496 1377 .920
2012-13 28 NHL DET 42 21 13 7 5 2.13 87 1129 1042 .923
2013-14 29 NHL DET 51 21 19 11 2 2.66 133 1482 1349 .910
2014-15 30 NHL DET 5 2 1 2 0 1.77 9 142 133 .937
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Time On Ice Stats

60:58

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Jimmy Howard was on the ice for 60:58.

6:31

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Jimmy Howard was on the ice for 6:31 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 58:14 8:14
2013-14 58:54 5:38
2014-15 60:58 6:31

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Jimmy Howard 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct. 21 at MON 0 0 1 2.00 2 36 34 .944
Oct. 18 TOR Did Not Play
Oct. 17 at TOR 1 0 0 1.02 1 24 23 .958
Oct. 15 BOS 0 0 1 1.85 2 39 37 .949
Oct. 11 ANH 0 1 0 3.05 3 26 23 .885
Oct. 9 BOS 1 0 0 1.00 1 17 16 .941

Jimmy Howard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Howard (groin) stopped 34 of 36 shots in his return to the net Tuesday versus the Canadiens.

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Howard (groin) will start Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Howard (groin) is ready to return and should be available for Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Howard suffered a minor groin injury during Friday's win over the Maple Leafs and will not be available to back up Jonas Gustavsson on Saturday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Howard stopped 23 shots to help defeat Toronto 4-1 on Friday night.

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Howard will be in the net Friday against the Maple Leafs, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Howard stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced in Wednesday’s shootout loss to the Bruins.

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Howard will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the Bruins, MLive.com reports.

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Howard made 23 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.

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Howard will get the start in net Saturday against Anaheim, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Howard saved 16 of 17 shots in Thursday's season-opening 2-1 win over the Bruins.

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Howard will be in the crease for Thursday's opener against the Bruins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Howard took the step into the upper echelon of goalies in 2012-13, posting a 2.13 goals against average to go with 21 wins and five shutouts. He also kept the Red Wings in games throughout the playoffs and helped Detroit nearly knock off the future champion Blackhawks. His defensive corps will be more experienced in 2013-14, and Howard is primed for a stellar year as the Red Wings improved in the offseason. Expect him to be in the top 10 in every goaltending category, especially as he is still relatively young and can handle a huge workload.

2012-13

Howard rebounded from a disappointing 2010-11 to deliver his best goals-against average (2.12) over his three seasons as the Wings' starting netminder while parlaying the league's 10th-best save percentage (.920 ) into a career-high six shutouts. The workload last season would have been larger, but Howard missed time in February with a broken index finger. Questions about his ability as a true number one goaltender have subsided, but the loss of Nicklas Lidstrom and perhaps to a greater extent, Brad Stuart, could have an understandably large impact on Howard's numbers this season. Even with an improved backup behind him (Jonas Gustavsson), Howard should see 65 starts this time around, but he may be pressed to reach the 35-win plateau for the fourth consecutive season.

2011-12

The Wings extended Howard's contract in February, locking in the young netminder for two more seasons at a very reasonable rate ($2.25 million/year). Although Howard regressed in terms of GAA (2.79) and save percentage (.908), the front office saw enough in his development to commit to him for two more seasons. The Wings' inability to sign a top-tier backup during free agency should lead to another 60-65 starts for the 27-year-old this time around. Thanks to the offensive support he'll receive and the stable of blueliners in front of him. Howard is a good bet to break the 35-win mark for the third consecutive season.

2010-11

Howard entered last season as the backup to Chris Osgood almost by default, because he'd slowly made his way through the organization and had to clear waivers in order to be sent back to the AHL. Osgood struggled in October, giving Howard an opportunity to earn more playing time in the first half of the season and he quickly earned the confidence of head coach Mike Babcock. The rookie netminder narrowly missed out on Calder Trophy honors, posting a 37-15-10 record with a 2.26 goals-against average and .924 save percentage and three shutouts in 61 regular season starts. At 26, Howard is young enough to handle a very heavy workload and he showed no signs of wearing down when Babcock leaned on him for more than 20 starts in a row during the team's playoff push in March and April (16-2-1). The combination of 60-plus starts and having a good squad in front of him should make him a fringe top-five netminder on most draft boards.

2009-10

When Osgood faltered last season, it was then-backup Conklin who ultimately provided stability between the pipes before Ozzie was able to rediscover his game in time for the postseason. The Wings have been patient with Howard since drafting him back in 2003, but he has to clear waivers now in order to be sent down to Grand Rapids, which makes him the No. 2 netminder in Detroit after Conklin departed for St. Louis in free agency. Howard had a 2.54 GAA and .916 save percentage in 45 starts with the Griffins last season and he'll need to be just as good - if not better - now that he could see 25-30 starts in the Motor City. We like him more because of the team around him than anything else, but the slow ascent through the system could prove to be beneficial.

2008-09

Howard still maintains the "goaltender of the future" label in Detroit after signing a three-year extension with the club in July, but he's going to have to wait another year after the Wings brought in Ty Conklin to back up Chris Osgood this season. Since he can still be called up and sent down to the AHL without being exposed to waivers, Howard will be the primary netminder in Grand Rapids for 2008-09 while keeping his phone ringer turned up in case injuries prompt the call to Detroit.

2007-08

He'll spend the year in the AHL, prepping as the team's goaltender of the future. Short of an injury to Hasek and Osgood, Howard isn't someone you probably want to own until at least 2008-09.

2006-07

He’s still considered the team’s goaltender of the future, but with Dominik Hasek and Chris Osgood ahead of Howard on the depth chart, the future will have to wait a year or two. Howard could be a Top 10 fantasy goalie as soon as 2007-08, depending on how Osgood ages, and perhaps the payoff could come sooner if the veteran goalies have injury problems this winter.

2005-06

Howard is considered the team's goalie of the future, though he'll probably spend 2005-06 in the minors. Keep an eye on the youngster, though; he showed dominant flashes in his three-year career at the University of Maine. In the 2003-04 season, he had a 1.19 goals against average and a .956 save percentage, both NCAA records. Howard's been impressive early in camp, by the way, and Chris Osgood is battling a sore groin. Very interesting.