David Rittich will be part of a Calgary goaltending tandem next season, that much we know. What we don’t know is what his next contract will look like. Rittich is a pending restricted free agent this summer, which presents an interesting decision for the Flames. They could easily sign Rittich to a one-year “show me” deal, but there’s plenty to suggest a longer deal might make more sense in the bigger picture.
The body of work
Rittich’s career NHL numbers above are solid, especially if you add a little context. Rittich was a solid backup during the 2017-18 campaign but struggled when handed the reins after an injury knocked Mike Smith out for a month.