He was replacement level his first two years (despite excelling in his last season in the NAHL). The CCHA frequently has higher save percentages, so his 91.8% in his senior year was just a tick above average.
I'd like to see him get a shot to compete for the backup job for the Flyers because Ray Emery flat out stinks. Maybe next year. I say let him finish this season in the AHL and then let him try and win the backup job in training camp and preseason next year
He's from St. Louis and is from the hockey factory at CBC high school(joe vitale, Phil McRae) to name a few. My cousin played with him, heard he was an arrogant SOB, but has always had talent. Was one of the best goalies in the area and I'm not surprised he's doing well. Just another player from the STL region to accel.
I.e.-Paul Stastny, Ben Bishop, Joe Vitale, Bradon Bollig, Phil McRae, Cam Jansen, prospect Ryan MacInnis off the top of my head.