Friday, June 04, 2010

NHL Goaltending Scout Profiles Sam Brittain

(above) Incoming DU goaltender Sam Brittain has seen his NHL Draft prospects rise since the NHL Combine last week

Former NHL goaltender Al Jensen has been NHL Central Scouting's goaltender scout for the past 10 years, and his evaluations have proven solid. This is what he had to say about incoming DU Freshman Sam Brittain in an article at NHL.com.
Sam Brittain, Canmore Eagles, AJHL, 6-2 3/4, 215 lbs.
"He's a lot like J-S Giguere. He moves just like him, he plays just like him. He has a blocking style. He's not a flashy guy. His athleticism is average but his net coverage is exceptional. He's a big kid who likes to slide, using that butterfly technique. He's always square to the puck, great angles, calm, relaxed and in control. Doesn't that sound like Giguere? He's got a good future because that's what it's all about: If you've got the size and can cover the holes, that's a big advantage right there -- and he's got great rebound control."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Shit; already sounds like another one we'll never see for 4 years in a row......Still, of course it will be fun watching this kid beat CC and UND!

Anonymous said...

Yea, probably about the same time Gwoz departs for greener pastures.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's bring in half-assed goalies just so they can stick around for 4 years. Who would really want a top goalie for 1-3 years when they can have a schmuck for 4?

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