David Rittich
David Rittich
26-Year-Old GoalieG
Calgary Flames
Injury Knee
Est. Return 9/1/2019
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract extension with the Flames in July of 2018.
Played through injury in 2019
GCalgary Flames
April 22, 2019
Rittich dealt with a knee injury from the start of 2019, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.
The injury occurred during an 8-5 win over the Sharks on Dec. 31. Rittich went 14-5-2 with a 2.83 GAA and a .902 save percentage after sustaining the injury. It will prevent the netminder from playing with the Czech Republic at the World Championship in Slovakia, as he will take the offseason to get healthy and prepared for next season.
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Unsupported in loss
GCalgary Flames
April 3, 2019
Rittich stopped 29 of 32 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
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Starting in Anaheim
GCalgary Flames
April 3, 2019
Rittich will guard the goal in Wednesday's road game against the Ducks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Concedes two again
GCalgary Flames
April 2, 2019
Rittich stopped 23 of 25 shots Monday, helping his team to a 7-2 rout of Los Angeles.
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Back in net Monday
GCalgary Flames
April 1, 2019
Rittch was start between the pipes in Monday's road game against the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Tormented while shorthanded
GCalgary Flames
March 27, 2019
Rittich let in two goals on 23 shots in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Stars.
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