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Jimmy Howard | Goalie | #35

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (64) / DET
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The Detroit Red Wings want Jimmy Howard to suit up in 50-55 games next season.
That obviously means they consider him to be their starting goalie going into 2017-18. Petr Mrazek, who opened last year as the starter, will likely serve as the backup, while Jared Coreau will probably be the third stringer. "We’re very comfortable with Jared as a third," goaltending coach Jeff Salajko said. "I have no problem with him being the backup goalie, either. If we can keep Jimmy Howard healthy to play 50-55 games, I was comfortable with Jared in a role like that. But we obviously have Petr back - Vegas didn’t have interest in him, so I’m hoping he comes in with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove." Jul 23 - 11:41 AM

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Jimmy Howard should be expected to be Detroit's number one goaltender next season.

The team chose to expose Petr Mrazek in the expansion draft and it looks like the 25-year-old netminder has quickly fallen out of favor with the organization. If Mrazek isn't selected by the Golden Knights then the Red Wings may look to trade him during the off-season. Howard played great last season, but injuries have held him back over the past two years.
Jun 21 - 9:12 AM

The Detroit Red Wings will soon have to decide between protecting Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek in the expansion draft.

Detroit will need to expose one of them when they submit their list of protected players on June 17. Before the 2016-17 campaign, you would have thought that Mrazek would be the clear choice for the Red Wings as he's much younger and was already emerging as the Red Wings' starting goaltender. However, while Howard was limited by injuries in 2016-17, he was the far superior goaltender when healthy. It might have been enough to convince Detroit that the squad is better off sticking with him going forward. Of course the debate could be moot as Vegas could end up passing on whichever goalie Detroit exposes. The Red Wings could also make arrangements with Vegas so that the Golden Knights will take a different player in exchange for additional compensation.
Jun 8 - 10:47 AM

Jeff Blashill thought Jimmy Howard had an excellent tournament after turning in a good season for the Red Wings.

"Jimmy played excellent, carried on his real good play from Detroit." said Blashill. "It’s one thing to perform well and stop pucks. He looked in total control. It was a really good tournament for him." Howard finished the tournament with a 1.86 goals against average and .919 save percentage. We are projecting the Red Wings will protect Petr Mrazek over Howard for the upcoming Vegas expansion draft.
May 27 - 1:47 PM

Jimmy Howard had a strong showing in the 2017 World Championships.

While Team USA was eliminated in the Quarterfinals, Howard can hardly be blamed for America's 2-0 loss to Finland. Howard posted a 1.86 GAA and .920 save percentage in six games. He was very effective during the regular season too, but injuries limited him to 26 contests.
May 19 - 10:19 AM

Jimmy Howard has been superb for the U.S. at the World Hockey Championship.

He has posted three wins along with a 1.51 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in four appearances. Howard's efforts have helped Team USA earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
May 15 - 10:25 AM

If the Red Wings don't trade Jimmy Howard then he might be exposed in the expansion draft.

"It's a business, and what they (Red Wings management) decide, that's what they decide," Howard said. "It's pretty much out of your control. I haven't thought about it because you don't want to stress yourself out. I haven't spoken to anybody about it." He outplayed Petr Mrazek for most of the 2016-17 season, but he is older, more expensive and he has had some injury issues for the last two years.
May 10 - 10:24 AM

Jimmy Howard picked up the final win at Joe Louis Arena in a 4-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday.

Howard snapped a three-game slump and improved to 10-11-1 this season with a 2.10 goals against average and .927 save percentage. The 33-year-old played well in his limited action.
Apr 10 - 12:55 AM

Jimmy Howard will get the start Sunday against the Devils in the last game at Joe Louis Arena.

Petr Mrazec started and lost against Montreal Saturday night so coach Jeff Blashill likely set Sunday up for Howard start. The veteran is coming off a 2-0 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.
Apr 9 - 9:46 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed two goals on 24 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Karlsson beat Howard from a tough angle that the American netminder would likely like to have back. Howard has now dropped three straight in goal for the Red Wings, giving up 11 goals during that span. His record drops to 9-11-1 on the season with a 2.15 goals against average and .926 save percentage.
Apr 4 - 10:38 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the start in Tuesday's game against Ottawa.

Howard has dropped each of his last two starts and he's given up nine goals in the process. He has a 9-10-1 record with a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage this season.
Apr 4 - 6:30 PM

Jimmy Howard blocked 22 of 27 shots in a 5-4 loss to Toronto Saturday night.

Howard was handed his second loss in a row when he let in two late third period goals within 1:17 of each other. Before these two shots, Detroit rallied to tie the game at 3-3. Howard is 4-3-0 since returning from injured reserves on March 10. Saturday night’s .815 was drastically lower than his season mark of.932.
Apr 2 - 12:27 AM

Jimmy Howard will be in net against Toronto on Saturday.

Howard has played well in his six games since returning from injury, posting a 4-2 record with a .925 save percentage and just 13 goals against.
Apr 1 - 12:51 PM

Jimmy Howard stopped 28 of 32 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

A tough task for any goaltender playing behind a team on their third game in as many nights. Howard faced a steady dose of shots and saw his team be outshot 22-9 after two periods. The Hurricanes jumped out to a 3-0 lead and the Red Wings didn't have enough gas to get back into it. The loss drops Howard's record to 9-9-1 on the year with a 2.02 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.
Mar 28 - 10:04 PM

Jimmy Howard will start Tuesday night versus Carolina.

He has won his last three contests, while surrendering just four goals. Howard has posted a 9-8-1 record this campaign with a 1.91 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.
Mar 28 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Darren Helm
4Tyler Bertuzzi
5Matt Lorito
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Justin Abdelkader
4Evgeny Svechnikov
5Martin Frk
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Trevor Daley
4Xavier Ouellet
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
9Luke Witkowski
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek
3Jared Coreau