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Jonathan Bernier | Goalie | #1

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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The Toronto Maple Leafs probably won't end up receiving anything for trading Jonathan Bernier beyond saved cap space, but at the same time there's a chance they'll end up with something substantial.
The Maple Leafs dealt Bernier to Anaheim for a conditional pick, but the problem is that the conditions requirements state that Bernier's team has to at least make it to the Stanley Cup Final AND he needs to start in half of the games. Given that Bernier is being brought in to serve as the backup, it would likely take an injury or disappointing season from John Gibson for Bernier to end up playing a central role in the playoffs. Earlier we said "Bernier's team" rather than Anaheim because if the Ducks trade him and Bernier plays in at least half of the playoffs games while his new team reaches the Stanley Cup Final, then the Ducks still owe Toronto compensation. However, if Bernier meets the game requirements and his team does win the Stanley Cup, then Toronto will receive a second-round pick. If they lose in the Stanley Cup Final, then Toronto receives a third-round pick. So under the right circumstances, Toronto could end up with something noteworthy from this trade. Jul 19 - 2:11 PM

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The Ducks acquiring Jonathan Bernier has reunited him with Randy Carlyle.

Carlyle served as the Toronto Maple Leafs' bench boss for part of Bernier's tenure and is now the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. "I had to gain his confidence when I got traded to Toronto, but we always got along well," Bernier said. "He’s a very detailed coach, and he demands a lot. That’s what you want from your coach." Carlyle's presence should make the adjustment easier for Bernier. The goaltender is projected to serve as John Gibson's backup.
Jul 9 - 5:33 AM

In case you're wondering why Jonathan Bernier wasn't simply included in the Frederik Andersen, Bernier's signing bonus could have been the reason.

Toronto acquired goaltender Frederik Andersen from Anaheim on June 20th for the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (Sam Steel) and a 2017 second rounder. On July 8 the Leafs then sent Bernier to Anaheim for a conditional pick. Between those two trades, Toronto paid Bernier a $2 million bonus that Anaheim would have owed him if he was part of the June 20th deal. This has no impact on Bernier's cap hit, but it has saved Anaheim some money.
Jul 8 - 4:55 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2017 conditional draft pick.

We don't know what round the conditional pick is in, but it's likely the return for Toronto will be low. For the Maple Leafs, the primary benefit of this was likely just shedding Bernier's $4,150,000 cap hit for the 2016-17 campaign. There's not many teams looking for goaltending help at this stage and likely even further that would have had any interest in Bernier's contract after his struggles last season. He did rebound to finish with a 2.88 GAA and .908 save percentage in 38 contests though. In Anaheim Bernier will serve as the backup goalie and that's a role he should do fine in.
Jul 8 - 12:11 PM

Jonathan Bernier doesn't know if he will be traded, but he intends to be ready for whatever team he plays for.

"Yeah, I can't control what their plan is, whether I'm in their plan or not," said Bernier. "At this point now I'm just focusing on myself and making sure I'm ready for training camp. Right now I'm under contract with the Leafs and that's where my head is. If things change, well, that’s out of my reach." If he stays with the Leafs then he wants to prove he can battle new arrival Frederik Andersen for playing time.
Jun 27 - 1:38 PM

Jonathan Bernier can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2016-17 season.

The Leafs will probably be looking to upgrade their crease situation going into the season. "Jonathan played very well at the end of the year," said GM Lou Lamoriello. "But I think we have to look at everything, if we can get better: whether it's goaltending, whether it's defense, whether it's forwards. We did end up 30th in the league. There's nothing that we cannot or should not be looking at, no matter what it is, to get better." Bernier struggled for most of the year, while finishing the campaign with a 2.88 GAA and a .908 save percentage.
Jun 20 - 1:13 PM

Jonathan Bernier will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

It's a meaningless game for the Leafs, but it's huge for the Flyers. Bernier and his team will look to play spoiler and help division rival Boston at the same time. Bernier has an 11-21-3 record with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Apr 7 - 6:08 PM

Maple Leafs goalie stopped 32 of the 36 shots he faced in a 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in Toronto Monday night.

The Panthers took a 3-0 lead before the Leafs started to come back. Bernier's record fell to 11-21-3. His save percentage is .907 and his goals-against average is 2.88 Bernier's trying hard to look respectable late in this season. He had a .938 save percentage in March.
Apr 5 - 12:10 AM

Jonathan Bernier will be between the pipes against Florida on Monday night.

He turned aside 32 shots in a 5-2 win over the Panthers last Tuesday. Bernier finished March with a .938 save percentage and four wins in eight starts.
Apr 4 - 10:39 AM

Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Bernier hasn't allowed more than two goals in a contest since March 5th. He is 4-2-0 during that stretch. The Leafs have been playing great hockey of late and Bernier has been reaping the benefits. The win improves his record to 11-20-3.
Mar 29 - 10:16 PM

Jonathan Bernier will get the call for Toronto on Tuesday versus the Florida Panthers.

He has a .920 save percentage, with a 2-4-0 record, in seven career appearances against the Panthers. Bernier has played well this month, while sporting a .937 save percentage in seven games, but he has posted just three wins.
Mar 29 - 2:45 PM

Jonathan Bernier kicked out 30 of 32 shots in a 3-1 loss to Boston on Saturday.

Bernier has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last five starts. He's rebounded nicely since his very poor start to the 2015-16 campaign. It will be interesting to see which Bernier we get in 2016-17, but as things currently stand, he will likely be a gamble going into that campaign.
Mar 26 - 10:22 PM

Confirming an earlier post, Jonathan Bernier will in fact start Saturday against Boston.

Bernier has been pretty solid as of late limiting the opposition to two or fewer goals in each of his last four starts. That's the good news. The bad news is that Bernier still has a 2.89 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. Boston is desperate for a win. We would not start Bernier in this situation.
Mar 26 - 10:29 AM

Jonathan Bernier will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Bernier has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last four starts. He has a 2.89 GAA and .905 save percentage in 34 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 25 - 2:46 PM

Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, who has been improving in recent games, got a win Monday night.

The Leafs clubbed the visiting Calgary Flames 5-2 and Bernier was helpful, posting 23 saves. He has turned aside 115 of the 120 shots he has faced in his past four games. So Bernier has improved his previously dreadful goals-against average to 2.89 and his save percentage to .908. He is now 10-19-3 on the season. Don't go picking him up for fantasy play just yet, but, after an awful season, he does seem to be making a bit of a statement near the end of the schedule.
Mar 21 - 11:11 PM

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2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Antoine Vermette
5Nate Thompson
LW1Andrew Cogliano
2Nick Ritchie
3Mason Raymond
4Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Jared Boll
4Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier
3Dustin Tokarski