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
$Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract extension with the Flames in July of 2018.
Streak snapped by Stars
GCalgary Flames
December 18, 2018
Rittich made 26 saves in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Stars.
ANALYSIS
Rittich had little chance on either goal but still saw his three-game win streak snapped as a result of Tuesday's loss. His record remains a sight for sore eyes at 11-4-1 with a 2.20 GAA and .925 save percentage, and while Rittich currently finds himself entrenched in a timeshare with Mike Smith for Calgary's crease, the 26-year-old's stellar play along with his youth (10 years younger) are the two biggest factors behind why he is Calgary's best option in net moving forward.
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Rocking road cage
GCalgary Flames
December 18, 2018
Rittich will draw his third straight start Tuesday night against the Stars, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Cruises to win over Blues
GCalgary Flames
December 16, 2018
Rittich stopped 26 of 28 shots in Sunday's 7-2 rout of the Blues.
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Squaring off against Blues
GCalgary Flames
December 16, 2018
Rittich will start in the road crease versus the Blues on Sunday, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
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Tames Wild for 10th win
GCalgary Flames
December 15, 2018
Rittich turned aside 34 of 35 shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Wild.
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Gets starting nod Saturday
GCalgary Flames
December 14, 2018
Rittich will be between the pipes for Saturday's road clash with Minnesota, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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