Saint Paul, MN, USA; Winnipeg Jets goaltender Eric Comrie (1) makes a save in the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
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SILVERMAN: On Eric Comrie’s Unique Development Path and Where That Will Lead Him

GLENDALE, Arizona — Eric Comrie‘s development path made him a technical ‘poster child’ long before the Winnipeg Jets eventually drafted him 59th overall, in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The 24-year-old netminder is the original disciple of the ‘head trajectory’ training technique; a concept that Lyle Mast pioneered which shifts a goaltender’s tracking emphasis from the eyes to their entire head.

Scouts and members of the goaltending community alike have all had their eyes on Comrie for what feels like a lifetime as a result.

By that same token, Comrie certainly isn’t the first goaltender to cross the stage at an NHL Draft after years of specialized coaching and technical development. The years when a goaltender largely navigated the position by reaction and feel are long go

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