Statistics: 26-12-2, 2.23 GAA, .917 sv. pct.
Scouting: 1st among North American goaltenders
The Hockey News: 8th
The starter at Michigan since he arrived on campus as a 17-year-old
in the fall of 2002, he led the Wolverines to the Frozen Four
as a freshman and within a goal of a return trip this year.
His best moment, however, came as the top goaltender for the
gold-medal winning U.S. team at the 2004 World Junior Championship.
Take: “It seems to me that he’s always
been a winner. He won at world juniors with the U.S. team,
and he’s always done well at Michigan.
him play, you can see his athleticism in the way he handles
the puck. He’s pretty aggressive, and moves well for
a goaltender. He’s got good feet – he has to in
order to get out and make outlet passes the way that he does.
don’t know if he had a great year for Michigan, but
at World Juniors was obviously a great showcase for him. He
has so much talent that he’s obviously going to go high,
and could go very high. You could see a team trade up to the
top 10 if they really want him."
Projection: He should be the first goaltender taken,
and could go as high as fifth overall – most likely
somewhere between five and 10.