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Jonathan Bernier | Goalie

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Contract: view contract details

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Jonathan Bernier will get the start against Detroit in Saturday's preseason finale.
James Reimer played very well Friday night in a 4-2 loss and is posing quite the challenge to Bernier for playing time in the Toronto net. Don't be surprised if coach Mike Babcock gives equal time to both netminders to start the season, while waiting for one to clearly establish himself as the starter. This will depress the fantasy values of both Bernier and Reimer. Oct 3 - 12:39 PM

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Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on 17 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Bernier played the first 30:12 of the game before James Reimer came in to finish the job. Bernier gave up goals to Jack Eichel (shorthanded), Matt Moulson and Evan Rodrigues. Reimer came in and allowed just a single goal to Evan Rodrigues on 15 shots. Bernier should enter the regular season as the team's number one goalie but don't be surprised if Reimer sees his fair share of starts as well.
Sep 29 - 9:47 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Jonathan Bernier to a two-year contract worth $8.3 million.

Bernier will have an AAV of $4.15 million over the next two years. The two sides did go to arbitration with Bernier asking for $5.1 million dollars, while the Leafs were countering with $2.89 million. This appears to be a good deal for both sides, as Bernier will get paid and the Leafs have a two-year window to see if he can become a consistent number one goaltender.
Aug 2 - 12:38 PM

Jonathan Bernier has filed a request for $5.1 million from an arbitrator.

Toronto has put in a $2.89 million offer as its counter, so there's obviously a substantial difference between the two sides. That being said, each party's position is likely at least partially strategic, potentially with an eye towards the middle ground. Bernier had a 2.87 GAA and .912 save percentage in 58 contests last season.
Jul 29 - 12:05 PM

There has been little movement on any deal between the Maple Leafs and Jonathan Bernier, according to Frank Seravalli of TSN.

Seravalli does note that Holtby’s deal (five years, $30.5 million) could set the table for negotiations with Bernier, however. Bernier is a year older and both have played almost the same amount of games, though Holtby’s contract covers unrestricted free agency years and cannot be used as a comparable in Friday’s hearing. "Given the lack of true comparable deals, a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $20 million would not be unreasonable for either Bernier or the Leafs," Seravalli said. He had a 2.87 goals-against average and .912 save percentage last season.
Jul 25 - 6:31 PM

Jonathan Bernier has an arbitration hearing set for July 31.

Bernier has the latest date on the arbitration schedule. He had a 2.87 GAA and .912 save percentage in 58 games, which isn't exactly great, but he was playing for the black hole that was the 2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs. They're entering another rebuilding cycle, which means that they likely won't be great next season as well, but hopefully they won't be the complete disaster they were over the second half of the previous campaign.
Jul 13 - 6:25 PM

Jonathan Bernier is willing to entertain short-term offers.

It was previously reported that Bernier was seeking a long-term deal, but he's apparently willing to be flexible. That's not surprising because the team elected for salary arbitration, so if they can't find a common ground on a bigger deal, they might as well at least agree to something less ambitious to avoid the unpleasantness of an arbitration hearing.
Jul 6 - 4:53 PM

The Maple Leafs and Jonathan Bernier's agent Pat Brisson plan to meet again in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. at the weekend's NHL Entry Draft.

Bernier is coming off a two-year, $5.9M contract and will turn 27 years old in August. The RFA has performed admirably for the Leafs over his initial contract, posting a 47-47-14 record with a 2.78 GAA and a .918 save percentage over 113 games. He's also registered just three shutouts, along with 56 Quality Starts against 16 Really Bad Starts, 11 of which came last season. While the Leafs have protected themselves by opting for salary arbitration, Bernier wants a long-term deal. The Leafs are unsure however, and have two more pressing contracts to deal with in Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel.
Jun 23 - 7:01 PM

Jonathan Bernier is looking for a long-term deal according to the Toronto Sun.

Like most of his teammates in 2014-15, Bernier really struggled in the second half of the regular season. The 26-year-old's numbers were all down from last year and it doesn't appear as though the two sides will agree on a long-term deal. For the time being, the Maple Leafs have opted to take Bernier to salary arbitration.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 21 - 11:01 AM

Toronto filed for club-elected salary arbitration with Jonathan Bernier on Wednesday.

Contract talks are expected to continue, though. Bernier can be a restricted free agent in July. He posted a 21-28-7 record last season to go with a .912 save percentage and a 2.87 goals-against average.
Jun 18 - 2:28 PM

Jonathan Bernier made 30 saves in the Maple Leafs’ 4-3 shootout win against the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Bernier is another player who might’ve played his final game with the Maple Leafs. He had a down year, posting a 2.87 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. We wouldn't count him out to return to being a stable fantasy presence next year.
Apr 11 - 10:20 PM

Jonathan Bernier will get the start Saturday against Montreal.

Interim-head coach Peter Horachek has told the press that Saturday night's game is the Maple Leafs' Stanely Cup playoffs, so he will ice the best team he's got. That would mean Bernier gets the start. Even though the Canadiens have clinched a playoff spot, they will be playing for first place in the Atlantic Division so there should be plenty on the line. That makes starting Bernier an iffy proposition for those in hockey pools.
Apr 11 - 10:58 AM

Jonathan Bernier will get the start against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Bernier comes in with a 21-28-6 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.87 GAA through 57 games this season. He's also posted 26 Quality Starts against 11 Really Bad Starts, the second most in the league. Bernier hasn't fared well against Montreal either, he's 1-3-2 with 19 goals against in six starts.
Apr 10 - 8:24 PM

Jonathan Bernier stopped 43 of 45 shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa.

The win ends a personal seven game losing streak for Bernier. The Leafs got back-to-back strong performances from their goaltenders this weekend but Bernier was the only one who picked up a win. The 26-year-old improves his record to 21-28-6 on the season. Bernier was named the game's first star for his effort.
Apr 5 - 10:45 PM

Jonathan Bernier will get the start Sunday against the Senators.

He did not look good in his last start Wednesday against the Sabres, allowing four goals on 31 shots. We would pass on both Maple Leaf goalies this weekend.
Apr 4 - 12:37 PM

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LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
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5Michael Grabner
6Daniel Winnik
RW1P. A. Parenteau
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6Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Martin Marincin
6Stephane Robidas
7Matt Hunwick
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer