1. Zachary Fucale
Zachary Fucale just wins—and that should not be underestimated. He may let in the odd soft goal, but he always recovers quickly with his mental toughness. Fucale has good fundamentals and is a calming influence on his teammates.
2. Eric Comrie
Eric Comrie comes from good athletic stock, which is reflected in his game. He is a great athlete who is never completely out of the play. An area of concern is the hip surgery he had this past season. As long as he is healthy, Comrie has a bright future in the pro game.
3. Tristan Jarry
Tristan Jarry is nearly as athletic as Eric Comrie. The Edmonton Oil King is a hybrid goalie who does spend more of his time in the butterfly than anything else. He relies on his reflexes, though. There are times he gets caught out of position trying to do a little too much.
4. Philippe Desrosiers
Philippe Desrosiers, like all of these top goalie prospects, is years away from being an impact NHL goalie. But he projects to be a No. 1 goalie with his promise. He earned the starter’s role in his rookie season in the QMJHL.
5. Juuse Saros
Juuse Saros is undersized at 5’10”, but he makes up for this lack of size with his excellent athletic ability. Plus, he never gives up on the play. Finland has been a hotbed for goaltenders in recent years, and Saros follows in this tradition.
6. Spencer Martin
Spencer Martin was able to showcase his skills in the OHL this season with all the action he saw in Mississauga. He did not have a strong team, and this was reflected in his numbers, although he did post a respectable .906 save percentage. Martin was one of the few 17-year-olds to start regularly in the OHL this season.
7. Ebbe Sionas
Ebbe Sionas is a relatively undersized European goalie with solid fundamentals. He moves well in the crease and rarely gets beaten on his glove side. Sionas could be a late third-round pick in the draft, as his size may contribute to teams being uncertain about his NHL suitability.
8. Calvin Petersen
Calvin Petersen has committed to the University of Notre Dame for 2014. He is 6’1” and relies heavily on the butterfly technique. Petersen plays the game with a lot of poise and appears unflappable nearly all the time.
9. Eamon McAdam
Eamon McAdam will be heading to Penn State next year to further develop his game. He’s 6’2” and primarily uses a hybrid style. He looks very quick in the net and has no serious weaknesses.
10. Michael Giugovaz
The Peterborough Petes’ Michael Giugovaz had an up-and-down season. At times he looked spectacular, but at other times, he was overwhelmed with little support. Giugovaz is a hybrid goalie who will use a variety of methods to stop pucks.