Thread: Player Discussion: Connor Hellebuyck
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07-11-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DespoticNewt View Post
A fellow on another forum who follows NCAA said that UMass-Lowell had a stifling defensive system last season, which may have helped elevate his stat line. I know that there are stat gurus here who say that a team's defensive play affects a goalie's SV% by a miniscule amount, but it's also been only one season. I'm excited to see how his development proceeds, but yeah, goalies are awfully hard to project into the NHL.

Still, really excited to see that we may have a stud goalie prospect in the system.
I'd imagine UMass-Lowell usually play a tight defensive system (even by NCAA standards) because they probably don't recruit a lot of high-end offensive players.

Do their goalies always have a .950 save percentage?

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