David Rittich
David Rittich
26-Year-Old GoalieG
Calgary Flames
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Heading into the 2018-19 season, Rittich has a strong chance to win the backup job as the primary backup to Mike Smith in Calgary. While American prospect Jon Gillies figures to compete with Rittich for the No. 2 spot, the Czech-born netminder does have a slight leg up, possessing more NHL experience than his main competitor. A stocky goalie who takes up a lot of real estate in the cage at 6-foot-3, 202 pounds, Rittich appeared in 21 games with the Flames last season, recording a 2.92 GAA and .904 save percentage before an arbiter awarded him a one-year, $800,000 deal this offseason. Whether Rittich spends more of his time with the NHL or AHL team, he's unlikely to get enough starts to warrant much fantasy attention, especially if Mike Smith stays healthy. Read Past Outlooks
Victorious as Flames rally behind him
GCalgary Flames
October 14, 2018
Rittich saved 24 of 26 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime road win over the Avalanche.
ANALYSIS
Rittich yielded both goals in the first period, but the Flames would rally back with three unanswered tallies, including Johnny Gaudreau's dagger in the overtime sequence. Rittich edged out Jon Gillies for the right to be the primary backup behind Mike Smith -- so far, so good on that front.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#2 Goalie
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    39:01
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Tending twine Saturday
GCalgary Flames
October 12, 2018
Rittich will guard the visitor's net Saturday against the Avalanche, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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No longer starting Thursday
GCalgary Flames
October 11, 2018
Updating a previous report, Mike Smith -- not Rittich -- will start for the Flames in their road clash against the Blues on Thursday.
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Gets starting nod Thursday
GCalgary Flames
October 10, 2018
Rittich will tend the twine for Thursday's road clash with St. Louis, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports.
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Earns backup gig
GCalgary Flames
October 1, 2018
Rittich will start the season as the No. 2 in Calgary, per Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun.
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Struggles in Tuesday's preseason tilt
GCalgary Flames
September 25, 2018
Rittich gave up four goals on 18 shots in Tuesday's 7-5 preseason win over the Sharks.
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