May 28, 1989|
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Prior to turning professional, Hartzell attended Quinnipiac University where he played four seasons of NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey with the Quinnipiac Bobcats men's ice hockey team. In his final year with the Bobcats, Hartzell was selected to the 2012–2013 NCAA (East) First All-American Team, was named NCAA Top Collegiate Player Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalist, and was selected as the USCHO.com Player of the Year. On April 14, 2013, Hartzell was signed to a two-year entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
At the conclusion of his contract with the Penguins, Hartzell was not tendered a new deal and was released to free agency. Unable to garner interest in the NHL or AHL, Hartzell was signed by the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL on October 11, 2015. Hartzell appeared in 5 games with the Steelheads in the 2015–16 season, before he was loaned on a professional try-out contract to the Stockton Heat of the AHL on November 7, 2015. After featured in relief in a single games with the Heat, Hartzell opted to venture to Germany for the remainder of the season, linking up with Heilbronner Falken of the DEL2.
As a free agent after his tenure with Heilbronner, Hartzell opted to return to the ECHL signing a one-year deal with the Fort Wayne Komets to share goaltending duties alongside Pat Nagle on August 8, 2016. In the 2016–17 season, Hartzell appeared in 19 games with the Komets for 7 wins. Relegated to a backup role, Hartzell opted to conclude his contract with Fort Wayne and return to Europe, signing a deal for the remainder of the year with Slovakian club, HK Nitra of Slovak Extraliga on January 7, 2017.
|2006–07||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||1||0||1||0||60||5||0||5.00||.865||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||32||19||9||2||1835||84||5||2.75||.913||2||0||2||140||7||0||3.00||.920|
|2008–09||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||46||20||22||2||2599||142||1||3.28||.900||2||0||2||73||9||0||7.39||.736|
|2016–17||Fort Wayne Komets||ECHL||19||7||7||0||950||54||1||3.41||.888||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Quad City Mallards||ECHL||16||3||8||0||777||59||0||4.56||.874||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2012–13|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2012–13|||
|USA Hockey College Player of the Year||2012–13|||
|AHL goalie of the month (January)||2014|
- Penguins ink Hobey Baker finalist Eric Hartzell | ProHockeyTalk
- Eric Hartzell Suits-Up For Penguins In 3–1 Win Against Ottawa – Sports – Hamden, CT Patch
- "Eric Hartzell signed with Idaho". Idaho Steelheads. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- "Heat bring in Hartzell on PTO". Stockton Heat. November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- "Komets sign Goaltender Hartzell". Fort Wayne Komets. August 8, 2016. Archived from the original on August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
- "American goalie Eric Hartzell coming to Nitra" (in Slovak). HK Nitra. January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
- "Eric Hartzell Named AHCA/CCM Hockey First Team All-American – Quinnipiac". Quinnipiac Bobcats.[permanent dead link]
- "Penguins Goaltender Eric Hartzell Named USA Hockey College Player of the Year – Pittsburgh Penguins". Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
| Ken Dryden Award
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