In our look at the Central Division, we have looked at Central Division forwards and Defenseman. This week we are going to look at the “buzz saw” division weakest area: Goalies. Here is a look at the goalie situations in the Central Division.
7. The Winnipeg Jets-Ondrej Pavelec/Michael Hutchinson: Pavelec is the starter in Winnipeg. Pavelec has been maligned for his play the last three years. The criticism of Pavelic play has been warranted recently, he has been awful . People have stated his positioning his bad, he struggles to control rebounds, and losses the puck in traffic. Pavelec allowed 163 goals last season which lead the NHL. He was 22-26 with a 3.01 goal against average and a save percentage of .901.
Michael Hutchinson has only appeared in 3 NHL games. He was 2-1 with a .943 save percentage and 1.64 goals against average. Hutchinson split time last season between the ECHL and AHL. With the Ontario Reign in 28 games he had a .921 save percentage and 2.08 goals against average. In the AHL with the St. John’s Ice Caps he had a .923 save percentage and 2.30 goals against average.
The Jets goalies are bad and inexperienced.