One of the most accomplished goalie prospects in recent drafts – he’s come a long way since the start of the season in the eyes of scouts with his spectacular play as a college freshman. Big, poised and competitive…he already has the work habits and commitment of a five-year pro. Widely regarded as the best goalie in the draft. Projects as a starting NHL goalie.
NHL Scouts’ Comments
Jan. 17, 2017 – He looks like the real deal. I didn’t think that last year, but he’s really developed this season.
Feb. 14, 2017 – Not a great athlete but he’s huge …very smart, calm and efficient. Mental game and technical game are big time. What’s nice about him is there’s no bust factor. He will be a good depth goalie at worst.
Mar. 27, 2017 – Apparently he’s got nerves of steel. He’s really calm and poised…nothing gets him rattled..sometimes to a fault.
April 2, 2017 – To go to Fargo in that building and beat North Dakota What makes him special is his hockey sense and so calm. He can’t skate like some, doesn’t move that great….he’s fun to watch because he has positioning down to a science. Way mature beyond his years. He really works on his craft…you don;t have to worry about that.