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06-27-2014, 01:48 AM
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2015 Goalies

Who are the top goalies eligible for the 2015 draft?

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06-27-2014, 05:07 AM
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Euro's:

Matej Tomek (Slovakia)
Adam Huska (Slovakia)
Veini Vehviläinen (Finland)
Christian Heljanko (Finland)
Felix Sandström (Sweden)
Adam Werner (Sweden)
Rasmus Hedström (Sweden)
Daniel Vladař (Czech Republic)
Aleš Stezka (Czech Republic)
Anton Krasotkin (Russia)
Nikita Kolesnikov (Russia)

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06-27-2014, 05:12 AM
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Here are some more :

Callum Booth - Quebec Remparts - QMJHL
Nick McBride - Prince Albert Raiders - WHL
Mackenzie Blackwood - Barrie Colts - OHL

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06-27-2014, 08:07 AM
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And also Vladimir Cibulka.

But he is born on 14.9.1997. It still counts?

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06-29-2014, 12:11 PM
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And also Vladimir Cibulka.

But he is born on 14.9.1997. It still counts?
Yes, any player born after September 15th in a given year is not eligible to be picked in the year they turn 18.

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06-29-2014, 12:27 PM
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Max Tretiak?

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06-29-2014, 02:12 PM
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Mcbride and Sawchenko are the western guys that come to mind.

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06-30-2014, 01:07 AM
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Euro's:

Matej Tomek (Slovakia)
Adam Huska (Slovakia)
Veini Vehviläinen (Finland)
Christian Heljanko (Finland)
Felix Sandström (Sweden)
Adam Werner (Sweden)
Rasmus Hedström (Sweden)
Daniel Vladař (Czech Republic)
Aleš Stezka (Czech Republic)
Anton Krasotkin (Russia)
Nikita Kolesnikov (Russia)
1st rounders IMO and you forgot Maxim Tretiak!!

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06-30-2014, 01:16 AM
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1st rounders IMO and you forgot Maxim Tretiak!!
Yep, thought he was for this years draft as he is -96.

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Yep, thought he was for this years draft as he is -96.
Yeah he's a late '96er so he couldn't be selected. Missed the cut off date by a month and some change, but still highly skilled to the max.

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06-30-2014, 03:54 AM
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Matej Tomek and Adam Huska could be very early selections for goalies. They have the size, skills and mobility of future NHL goaltenders. Also, Christian Heljanko from Finland is an extremely solid goaltender with great reflexes, decent rebound control, but he definitely lacks some size. He's something like 5´11". That's a bit concerning at the moment, but other than that, he's a very good goalie.

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Matej Tomek and Adam Huska could be very early selections for goalies. They have the size, skills and mobility of future NHL goaltenders. Also, Christian Heljanko from Finland is an extremely solid goaltender with great reflexes, decent rebound control, but he definitely lacks some size. He's something like 5´11". That's a bit concerning at the moment, but other than that, he's a very good goalie.
5'11? That's great news as he was listed as 5'7 recently.

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5'11? That's great news as he was listed as 5'7 recently.
At HIFK's junior website, he's listed at 179 cm, which is actually somewhat over 5'10". So sorry, he's not quite that tall yet, but has definitely grown.

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At HIFK's junior website, he's listed at 179 cm, which is actually somewhat over 5'10". So sorry, he's not quite that tall yet, but has definitely grown.
That's pretty good still. Saros was 175cm the year before his draft so Heljanko might actually end up being 183cm+

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2015 Draft Goaltender Prospects

Can anyone who has sufficient knowledge of this draft class give me a Top 10 list for goalies in this draft? I know that Blackwood, Vladar, Tomek, and Booth are generally rated as the best, but I've also heard Sandstrom, Opilka, and Birdsall given some consideration. What say you?

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Veini Vehviläinen is currently playing in the second highest league in Finland (Mestis) as a starter and is doing very good job. Vehviläinen is our number one goalie heading to this draft.

Christian Heljanko is a very good goalie and he has played very well in an underperforming HIFK U20 team. He lacks size but that hasn't been a problem for him. Saw Heljanko first time when HIFK played against Jokerit in U16 bronze medal game in 2012. He was amazing in that game an I have followed his career very closely after that ( Sami Tavernier too as he was the most important skater on that team ).

Both should get drafted, Vehviläinen in 2nd-4th round and Heljanko 3rd->. Not sure about the other -97 born goalies but Niko Viksten from Ilves and Arttu Kulmala from Ässät have played in NT and they both play in U20.

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10-27-2014, 11:15 AM
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Not a great year for the WHL again. Best guy available has already been mentioned, Nick McBride.

One guy worth watching is Jordan Papirny in Brandon. 2nd year eligible. Not the biggest guy but has proven to be a very solid tender. Deserves to have his name called at the draft in 2015.

Nick Schneider of the Medicine Hat Tigers is another kid to watch here. Off to a fantastic start.

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Not a great year for the WHL again. Best guy available has already been mentioned, Nick McBride.

One guy worth watching is Jordan Papirny in Brandon. 2nd year eligible. Not the biggest guy but has proven to be a very solid tender. Deserves to have his name called at the draft in 2015.

Nick Schneider of the Medicine Hat Tigers is another kid to watch here. Off to a fantastic start.
Are there any 18-19 year old undrafted goalies doing very well? Kind of like Nathan Lieuwen or Antoine Bibeau in recent years

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Mcbride and Sawchenko are the western guys that come to mind.
Sawchenko isn't getting enough love.

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10-27-2014, 11:36 AM
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Are there any 18-19 year old undrafted goalies doing very well? Kind of like Nathan Lieuwen or Antoine Bibeau in recent years
Probably not anyone of that calibre, no.

One guy that has caught my attention is Landon Bow. Swift Current goalie just getting his first chance to start after being a backup for two years. He's 6'4 and has some raw tools. Is off to a great start with one of the best sv%'s in the WHL.

He's one guy that's definitely caught my attention.

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Sawchenko isn't getting enough love.
Probably because Sawchenko is 2016 eligible.

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Both should get drafted, Vehviläinen in 2nd-4th round and Heljanko 3rd->. Not sure about the other -97 born goalies but Niko Viksten from Ilves and Arttu Kulmala from Ässät have played in NT and they both play in U20.
I agree on Vehviläinen, he's an excellent goalie with plenty of potential. Heljanko has looked very strong this year as well, somewhat smaller goalie who's lightning quick and has quick reflexes, plus above-average mobility. Hopefully Heljanko will continue to grow, his potential is very high and he could be drafted, although I think it would happen in mid- or late-rounds. He lacks some size, but he's one of the top goalies in the U20 league already.

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