Who Is Jhonas Enroth?


Picture this, in a few years there is a man between the pipes for the Buffalo Sabres. He is wearing No. 31, stand about 5’10”, and weighs about 175 pounds.

This is starting to become more and more a reality for Buffalo Sabres prospect Jhonas Enroth. While many fans still do not know him, he’s been making big saves in hockey for many years.

Many fans got a short look at Enroth in the 2008 World Junior Championships, where he played in five games, won four, posted a 2.33 goals against average and posted a .904 save percentage.

His success isn’t limited to the world stage either, he was a runner up for the Rookie of the year Award last year in Elitserien, also known as the Swedish Elite league. He lead the league in save percentage, and goals against average. He also posted 2 shutouts.

He has continued to succeed in the AHL where he has posted an 18-17-5 record to an injury riddled Portland Pirates team. Enroth has knotted three shutouts, and has recorded a .915 save percentage.

This young kid has a lot of potential, and is considered amongst the best hockey products out of Sweden in recent years. His agility and quickness have many scouts saying he will be a great NHL level net-minder.

There is some speculation that he will see his first NHL action against the New York Islanders, tonight in New York.

Tune in to the game, you may be witnessing the first game of a brilliant and long NHL career for Jhonas Enroth.

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