4th year goalie Oscar Dansk(35) was not tendered a qualifying offer to stay in Columbus Blue Jackets‘ system despite being recalled from loan to Rogle BK of the SHL, where he’d spent two seasons of his entry level deal.
The newly unrestricted free agent didn’t stay without a contract for long as Vegas Golden Knights swooped in to offer him a one-year two-way deal, which was accepted.
Regardless of the outcome, the parent club was forced into their own compromising situation as starting goalies were dropping like flies.
Acting as back-up in his first game with the big club, he was pressed into action as their second net minder would fall to injury mid-game.
He would stop 10-11 shots on his way to a first NHL victory in overtime.
The 23-year old would get the nod to see it was a fluke, which it turned out not to be as he would blocked 29-31 shots for a second win and currently sits at 2-0 with a 2.43 GAA and .929 SV%.
He may be starting to settle into his game in less than ideal circumstances but there’s nothing like being a pro than proving your ready despite what the situation.
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Columbus Blue Jackets‘ 2nd round pick in the 2012 draft (#31 overall) Swedish-born goaltender Oscar Dansk(31) managed to put up some impressive numbers as soon as he starting playing and picked up all kinds of bests and awards along the way to signing his three year entry level deal only two years into his junior hockey in the OHL.
The fairly big 6’3″ 195 lbs. net minder put up a league low 2.39 GAA in 42 games in what would be his final year with Erie Otters.
He fared much less well in three playoff games though.
Recalled to the parent club for a short spell he served only as back-up.
He spent more time with the direct farm team appearing in 21 AHL games posting a 7-7-5 record with 3.57 GAA and .880 SV%, which obviously aren’t very impressive stats.
For the 2015/2016 he will go back home to skate with Rogle in hopes of regaining his confidence.
It would be easy to see him put up good numbers in his sophomore season in his home country and he could be back for another look.