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Red Wings Got A Special Goalie In Petruzzelli

Forget Mrazek and Howard. This kid could be the future of this team in net, and our best pick of the 2017 draft.

He was ranked as the #1 NA goalie midway through last season, ending the season at #2. Red Line Report had him ranked as the 33rd best player in the entire draft. He also won the Dave Peterson award for best USA goalie this past season.

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The scouting service said Petruzzelli's "overall package of massive size, athleticism and fundamentals made him a consistent riser all season. Has one of the highest NHL ceilings of any goalie in this class. Huge and cat-quick, giving shooters very little to look at.

At development camp he allowed 0 goals during the lone scrimmage and stopped every single shootout attempt as well.

He will play on a very good Quinnipiac University team this year.

Looking like we got our very own Ben Bishop

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Yeah, it's hard not to love this pick. I don't think there's any question that he was our best value pick (potential vs where he was selected) and quite possibly one of the best value picks in the entire draft. The only other one I can think of off the top of my head would be, the Kings taking Vilardi at 11... Now THAT was a steal... :tounge:

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6 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Yeah, it's hard not to love this pick. I don't think there's any question that he was our best value pick (potential vs where he was selected) and quite possibly one of the best value picks in the entire draft. The only other one I can think of off the top of my head would be, the Kings taking Vilardi at 11... Now THAT was a steal... :tounge:

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49 minutes ago, Richdg said:

Think Coraeu's size with Mrazek's agility. Watched him play 1 game last year. Very agile. Yes it was the USHL but him and Svechnikov were by far the 2 best players on the ice for the Jacks.

that was my impression too

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1 hour ago, Richdg said:

Think Coraeu's size with Mrazek's agility. Watched him play 1 game last year. Very agile. Yes it was the USHL but him and Svechnikov were by far the 2 best players on the ice for the Jacks.

Now if we could somehow land Svechnikov next year...

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Think Coraeu's size with Mrazek's agility. Watched him play 1 game last year. Very agile. Yes it was the USHL but him and Svechnikov were by far the 2 best players on the ice for the Jacks.


I like this description.


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I have high hopes for him, but goalies are a total crap shoot


Indeed. Which is why they're rarely taken with first round picks. I'm sure the Isles wanted to have the DiPietro pick back after the found out he was made of glass. Fleury and Price worked out well though. As has Gibson so far. Then we have McCollum...


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26 minutes ago, F.Michael said:

My #1 concern with this kid...Will they be able to fit his name on the back of his jersey?

I know it was a joke, but Petruzzelli (11) is only one letter longer than Zetterberg (10) and is a letter shorter than Konstantinov (12). It's not like his name is John Brackenborough (14!)... :tounge:

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An elite, durable goaltender is literally worth his weight in gold if not more. I have no idea how Petruzelli wild hold up, big size usually means more injury prone but that's just statistics and says nothing on an individual level.

While I have no idea I will enthusiastically keep tabs on him. If he's the real deal it could change this team overnight in a few years. Just look at Carey Price. He is the Canadiens.

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