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Ranking Prospect Goalies Includes Filip Larsson

09/13/2019 at 7:17am EDT

from Corey Pronman of The Athletic,

What follows are my rankings of the best goaltending prospects outside the NHL, serving as a conclusion to the summer series looking at the talent in each NHL organization. This is a ranking of all the goalie prospects who I think will become full-time NHL players.

25. Filip Larsson, Detroit

Larsson was a top goalie in the NCHC last season, posting a .932 save percentage for Denver and signing with Detroit after the season. His size is average at 6-foot-2, and while he moves fine, his lateral quickness isn’t anything special. What makes Larsson an NHL prospect is his hockey sense. He tracks pucks very well and I’m a big fan of his positional play in net. He always seems to be moving with the puck without extra effort, and even when he loses it he finds it very quickly. He’s not a huge goalie, but he’s aggressive with his challenges. Sometimes he’s a little over aggressive, but he doesn’t usually get burned by it.

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