Without a doubt, the most important position in hockey is that of the goaltender. Some teams are rich in that department, while others are starting to load up on that position.
When that issue comes to the Los Angeles Kings, where do they fall?
The Kings have drafted goalies here and there over time, but do they have a stud for the future?
Here are the Top 5 goalies in the system, with 2019-20 stats.
31 games with the Ontario Reign of the AHL and Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL, 3.05 GAA / .950 SAVE %/ 14-9-4. Strong glove hand, more consistency night after night and still raw in the sense he needs more seasoning and games.
42 games with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, 31-7-5/ .920 SAVE %/ 2.88 GAA. Excellent reflexes, lanky frame to fill out and a reactionary goaltender.
35 games with the Czech Republic under 20, Czech Republic and Spokane Chiefs of the WHL, 19-7-2/ 4.71 GAA/ .867 save %. Plays angles well, few rebound chances and quick reflexes.
29 games with Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL, 14-8-3/ .888 save % and 3.51 GAA. Needs to fill out frame, very competitive.
30 games with St Cloud State, 12-9-6/ .908 save % and a 2.67 GAA. Solid all-around goaltender.
The Kings have a lot of talent in the goaltending pipeline. However, do they have their next franchise goalie after Jonathan Quick and Cal Petersen are gone? The goalies are all big boys, with height either 6’2” or 6’4” so they all have NHL size between the pipes.
What do you think of this top 5 of Kings goaltenders?
Who would you choose to lead the team as the next franchise goaltender?
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