Vitek Vanecek

Vitek Vanecek

27-Year-Old GoalieG
New Jersey Devils
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The Capitals completely remade their goaltending room this offseason, dealing Vanecek to New Jersey and not qualifying Ilya Samsonov. Those two split time almost evenly in 2021-22, with Vanecek playing 42 games and finishing with a 20-12-6 record, a 2.67 GAA and a .908 save percentage. Those are virtually identical to the numbers he posted two seasons ago and a rough baseline of what to expect moving forward should the 26-year-old netminder be able to wrestle the Devils' No. 1 job away from the underwhelming Mackenzie Blackwood in 2022-23. New Jersey would likely prefer that Vanecek wins the competition considering the team handed him a fresh three-year, $10.2 million contract in July. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $10.2 million contract with the Devils in July of 2022.
Hangs on for overtime win
GNew Jersey Devils
February 6, 2023
Vanecek turned aside 26 of 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime win over Vancouver on Monday.
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New Jersey established a 4-1 lead with Jack Hughes' second goal of the game at 10:17 of the second period, but Vancouver was able to battle back and Vanecek surrendered the game-tying goal to Phillip Di Giuseppe at 6:02 of the third frame. Vanecek held on after that though and still got the win. He's 22-5-2 with a 2.34 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 33 contests in 2022-23. The 27-year-old has won his last 10 outings while allowing 23 goals over that span.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Vanecek saw action in 37 of Washington's 56 regular season games last year, which is amazing considering he was originally expected to be the club's No. 3 goaltender behind Ilya Samsonov and Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist ended up missing the season with a heart issue and Samosnov missed a ton of time due to COVID-19 protocols. Vanecek's numbers were solid (21-10-4, 2.69 GAA, .908 save percentage), if unspectacular. Following the year, the 25-year-old was exposed to Seattle and selected in the expansion draft before being dealt back to the Capitals for a draft pick just days later. Vanecek has exceeded expectations, but he's clearly behind Samsonov on the depth chart, who carried the load for Washington in the playoffs.
Vanecek took a big step forward with AHL Hershey last year, posting a 19-10-1 record with a 2.26 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 31 appearances. That's still not enough to trust him with a starting NHL job -- Vanecek will compete with Craig Anderson and Pheonix Copley for the right to be Ilya Samsonov's primary backup for the 2020-21 season. The 24-year-old Vanecek will likely ascend to the NHL on a more permanent basis in the next two years or so, but Samsonov will be the main man in Washington for the foreseeable future.
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Starting against Vancouver
GNew Jersey Devils
February 6, 2023
Vanecek will guard the home goal Monday against Vancouver, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Earns comeback win in overtime
GNew Jersey Devils
January 27, 2023
Vanecek stopped 33 of 35 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
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Starting in Dallas
GNew Jersey Devils
January 27, 2023
Vanecek will get the starting nod for Friday's road contest against the Stars, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Wins in OT
GNew Jersey Devils
January 24, 2023
Vanecek stopped 27 of 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights.
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Facing Vegas
GNew Jersey Devils
January 24, 2023
Vanecek will patrol the home crease Tuesday versus Vegas. Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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