David Rittich
David Rittich
27-Year-Old GoalieG
Calgary Flames
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rittich had his first taste of a starting role in 2018-19, snagging the job from Mike Smith in the fall before a knee injury hampered the last four months of his season. Rittich appeared in 45 games, going 27-9-5 with a 2.61 GAA and a .911 save percentage. He'll almost certainly have the starting job to begin the season, but free-agent signing Cam Talbot was brought in to ensure Rittich's competitive edge remains sharp. Even though he's probably best suited as a 1A, Rittich will be expected to carry more of the load this season. Fantasy owners can expect the 26-year-old to make 50-55 starts while hovering around the league average in ratios. A young Flames defense corps which boasts a couple of sturdy veterans should mitigate most of the damage on the scoresheet should Rittich take a step back this year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Flames in July of 2018.
Ugly night in Vegas
GCalgary Flames
October 12, 2019
Rittich allowed six goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
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Rittich allowed three goals to the Golden Knights' fourth line, which undoubtedly made Saturday's performance tougher to swallow. The Czech netminder has a 2-2-1 record with a 3.16 GAA and a .906 save percentage through five appearances. He'll take a seat Sunday as Cam Talbot makes his season debut in San Jose.
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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.
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Earns start on Strip
GCalgary Flames
October 12, 2019
Rittich will be in goal Saturday when Calgary takes on the Golden Knights in Vegas, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Earns shootout win
GCalgary Flames
October 10, 2019
Rittich allowed two goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Stars.
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Projected starter Thursday
GCalgary Flames
October 10, 2019
Rittich is the projected starter for Thursday's game in Dallas, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 reports.
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Under siege in OT loss
GCalgary Flames
October 8, 2019
Rittich allowed four goals on 40 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.
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Set for Tuesday's start
GCalgary Flames
October 7, 2019
Rittich will tend the home twine in Tuesday's game versus the Kings, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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