By Daniel Bishop
It was a pretty successful season all in all for Frederik Andersen. He played in 43 games this season for the Ducks, putting up some good stat lines. He posted a 2.30 goals against average, a save percentage of .919 with 22 wins with 3 shutouts and 16 losses with 7 coming in overtime.
He shared the net with John Gibson most of the season, which resulted in both earning the first ever William M. Jennings trophy in Anaheim’s franchise history. The award is given to “the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it”, which is based on regular season play.
Freddy was solid to say the least. As a less agile goalie, he relies more on positioning rather than pure athleticism. That is not to say he didn’t have his share of acrobatic saves this season, he just became a brick wall with stellar positioning.
Gibson got the start in the playoffs with Andersen coming off of a late season concussion. Once Gibson let in some six goals in the first two games, the net was given to “The Great Dane” and he ran with it. He played in 5 games, posting 3 wins and 2 losses. What is most remarkable is his sparkling 1.41 goals against average and a awesome .947 save percentage.
With how the playoffs ended up going, Andersen was one of the bright spots. I give him an A for his season and playoff performances. Wherever he ends up, either with the Ducks or not, I’ll be rooting for him no matter what.
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