JIMMY

HOWARD#35

GOALTENDER
Syracuse, NY
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
218 lbs
AGE
33
SHOOTS
LEFT
DRAFTED
2003
NHL SEASONS
11
27d | RotoWire

News

Howard will enter next season as Detroit's starting goaltender, TSN reports.

Impact

Two key factors heavily influenced Howard's return to the starter's role after the wheels fell off during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. For one, he turned back the clock last season with career bests in GAA (2.10) and save percentage (.927), despite being limited to 26 games because of groin and knee injuries. Meanwhile, Petr Mrazek -- an aggressive backstop who's eight years younger than Howard -- went the completely opposite direction with a 3.04 GAA and .901 save mark over 50 contests, ending up exposed to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft (though Vegas took forward prospect Tomas Nosek instead). A true professional, it appears that Howard never complained about his role even when demoted, which is a stark contrast to alleged character concerns involving Mrazek. Consider drafting the veteran as a mid-tier backstop who reportedly could log 50-plus games if he stays healthy.


Date VS Result W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO MIN
04/9 vs Nj W 4-1 1 0 0 1 1.00 25 24 .960 0 60
04/4 at Ott L 0-2 0 1 0 2 2.10 24 22 .917 0 57
04/1 vs Tor L 4-5 0 1 0 5 5.07 27 22 .815 0 59
03/28 at Car L 1-4 0 1 0 4 4.00 32 28 .875 0 60
03/26 vs Min W 3-2 1 0 0 2 1.94 26 24 .923 0 61
Totals: 2 3 0 14 2.82 134 120 .898 0 297
Season Team GP W L OTL GA GAA SA SV% SO PIM MIN
2005-06 DET 4 1 2 0 10 2.98 104 .904 0 0 201
2007-08 DET 4 0 2 0 7 2.13 95 .926 0 0 197
2008-09 DET 1 0 1 0 4 4.07 28 .857 0 0 59
2009-10 DET 63 37 15 10 141 2.26 1849 .924 3 0 3740
2010-11 DET 63 37 17 5 168 2.79 1830 .908 2 4 3615
2011-12 DET 57 35 17 4 119 2.13 1496 .920 6 6 3360
2012-13 DET 42 21 13 7 87 2.13 1129 .923 5 0 2446
2013-14 DET 51 21 19 11 133 2.66 1482 .910 2 6 3004
2014-15 DET 53 23 13 11 121 2.44 1350 .910 2 2 2971
2015-16 DET 37 14 14 5 92 2.80 979 .906 2 2 1974
2016-17 DET 26 10 11 1 49 2.10 675 .927 1 2 1397
Totals: 401 199 124 54 931 2.43 11017 .915 23 22 22964
Season Team GP W L OTL GA GAA SA SV% SO PIM MIN
2009-10 DET 12 5 7 0 33 2.75 387 .915 1 0 720
2010-11 DET 11 7 4 0 28 2.50 364 .923 0 0 673
2011-12 DET 5 1 4 0 13 2.64 116 .888 0 0 295
2012-13 DET 14 7 7 0 35 2.44 461 .924 1 0 859
2013-14 DET 3 1 2 0 6 2.02 87 .931 1 0 178
2014-15 DET 1 0 0 0 1 3.00 12 .917 0 0 20
2015-16 DET 2 0 2 0 7 3.59 64 .891 0 0 117
Totals: 48 21 26 0 123 2.71 1491 .910 3 0 2862