Sam Brittain Makes Hockey News "Hot List"

The Hockey News Hot List is a weekly roundup of minor league, junior, college and high school players appears regularly throughout the off-season on This week DU recruit and incoming Freshman Sam Brittain was listed at #7.
7. Sam Brittain, G – Canmore Eagles (AJHL): Brittain’s Jr. A stats this year weren’t eye-popping, but at nearly 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, he has the trendy big frame NHL scouts love. His work at the combine was also a good indicator; he won the hand-eye coordination drill, which seems to be a good trait for a netminder, no? He is committed to the NCAA’s Denver Pioneers. Draft eligible in 2010.


Anonymous said...

Man! He is just a kid. It's crazy to hear how green he is. College Hockey is such a huge stage nowadays--prepping these kids for the NHL. He talked about how he wouldn't have come to DU this year if Chevy hadn't left early. It will be interesting to see how the battle for number one turns out.


vizoroo said...

I think Brittain would have stayed at Canmore for another year before coming to DU. Timing of Chevy's departure just brought him a year earlier.

Anonymous said...

Any chances he'll pull a John Moore on us and go Major Junior?

dggoddard said...

No chance.

DU is one of the best places for young goaltenders to develop with a full time goaltender coach on the payroll.