Before getting in to the list of who we think are the top 5 upcoming goaltenders, we wanted to give a disclaimer and clarification as to who qualified for this list. We wanted to specifically focus on goalies who have been drafted but have not had any NHL or extended AHL experience. Some of our honorable mentions if our list was including rookie goaltenders who have seen a bit of NHL action or had a season in the AHL and are still deemed as prospects are, Carter Hart, Thatcher Demko, Jake Oettinger, Kaapo Kahkonen, Cal Petersen, Michael DiPietro, and Adin Hill.
Henrik Lundqvist has had an amazing career since being drafted in the 2000 NHL Draft, going 205th overall in the 7th round. Lundqvist is an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Championship Gold Medalist, Vezina Trophy Winner, Two Time SHL Champion, NHL All-Rookie Team 2005, and has had five NHL All-Star Game appearances but, he has yet to obtain the one and only Stanley Cup.
With summer coming in to full swing, most goalies are taking some time to enjoy their off-season and slowly start looking at some of the new gear they will need for the upcoming season. Every new season comes not only with new gear but with new goalie’s entirely! In this blog, I wanted to show some of the key things a goalie will need to fill their bag, as well as some extra must have items to get ready for their upcoming season.
Releasing in April 2018, True Hockey has brought out another model of composite goalie sticks that meets all of the needs of today’s goaltender. Throughout this review, we will take a look at True Hockey’s A4.5 HT Senior Goalie Stick and how it performs on the ice! For the purposes of the review, we will discuss two sticks that are both 25 inch MC curves but two different colors!