Linus Ullmark
Linus Ullmark
27-Year-Old GoalieG
Buffalo Sabres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A one-year, $2.6 million contract is far from a ringing endorsement that Ullmark will be the netminder of the future for the Sabres, though he's shown the organization enough to at least compete for the starting job with Carter Hutton in 2020-21. The 26-year-old Swede went 17-14-3 with a 2.69 GAA, .915 save percentage and one shutout last year. Prior to suffering a leg injury in late-January, the rangy backstop had played in 20 of the club's previous 23 contests and was clearly the preferred choice between the pipes for then first-year coach Ralph Krueger. With the potential of a condensed schedule featuring plenty of back-to-backs, Ullmark could trend toward a 60/40 split with Hutton even if he is named the Opening Night starter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Sabres in October of 2020.
Resolute in comeback win
GBuffalo Sabres
April 12, 2021
Ullmark pushed aside 40 of 43 shots en route to a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Sunday.
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The Swede permitted a pair of first-period goals, but the Sabres would rally back with five goals to the Flyers' one the rest of the way. Overall, this was a fantastic performance from Ullmark, as he never wavered mentally and withstood the season-high 43 shot attempts.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
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Ullmark is expected to be brought back in via restricted free agency after recording 15 wins, a 3.11 GAA and .905 save percentage in 37 appearances (34 starts) for Buffalo last season. Those numbers are right in line with the 3.00 GAA and .908 save percentage posted by starter Carter Hutton, so Ullmark will be looking to push for at least an even timeshare in net, though he's likely to start the season in a backup role. The 26-year-old Swede probably has higher upside than Hutton should he take over the starting job and run with it, but Ullmark also has a lower floor.
Ullmark enters the season as a full-time NHL player after the Sabres elected to part ways with both of their incumbent goalies over the summer. The former SHL Goaltender of the Year is one of the finest young goaltenders to come out of Sweden in recent years, and he graduates to the show after a 44-game campaign with AHL Rochester, where he went 21-12-4 with a .922 save percentage. The Sabres see him as their franchise goalie but won't throw him into the fire just yet, instead tasking him to back up Carter Hutton. If Ullmark plays well there's no doubt the Sabres will give him more starts, but young goalies can be mercurial. Ullmark's fantasy value is as limited as his role this season, but he's a name to remember for the future.
Ullmark will serve as AHL Rochester's starter for the 2017-18 season as he continues to acclimate himself in North America. The former Swedish League Goalie of the Year went 27-26-2 in 55 games for Rochester last year, and allowed three goals on 36 shots in his only start for the Sabres. Ullmark is unlikely to suit up for the Sabres unless Robin Lehner or Chad Johnson get injured.
Ullmark, the 2014 Swedish Hockey League Goalie of the Year, had a tough campaign last year, suffering an injury that resulted in his GAA ballooning to 3.12 and his save percentage dropping to .904. MODO wasn't a strong team and Ullmark's poor play didn't help matters, but he's still regarded as one of the world's best young goaltenders and will make his North American debut this season. He will begin his career with AHL Rochester, where he will attempt to win the starting job over Andrey Makarov to kick off his career.
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Between pipes Sunday
GBuffalo Sabres
April 11, 2021
Ullmark will tend the road twine in Sunday's game versus the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Finally falls to Devils
GBuffalo Sabres
April 8, 2021
Ullmark stopped 32 of 37 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Devils.
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Gets starting nod
GBuffalo Sabres
April 8, 2021
Ullmark will guard the home goal during Thursday's matchup with New Jersey, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Wins third straight
GBuffalo Sabres
April 6, 2021
Ullmark made 27 saves in Tuesday's 5-3 win over New Jersey.
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Taking on Devils
GBuffalo Sabres
April 6, 2021
Ullmark will guard the road net in Tuesday's game versus the Devils.
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