The only goaltender drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in this years draft was the lanky 6’6 goaltender Keith Petruzelli the Wilbraham Massachusetts native was drafted in the 3rd round in Chicago.
As I see one of my personal favorite goaltenders I’ve ever seen in a Muskegon Lumberjacks uniform be drafted by the Wings it’s something nice to see for the Lumberjack organization to build off of. Back to the Wings , it seemed like this years draft was about size, tall and big.
Keith was a standout USHL goaltender and earned the USHL’s goaltender of the year, which isn’t very easy to get. Keith was also the number one ranked goaltender coming out of the United States for most of the season too. Keith like many goalies now are tall , 6’6 tall.
Even though Keith may be a goaltender , he can score too, he scored an empty net goal this season. Although he can score he is a lanky goalie and need to put on some weight before turning pro. He’s 180 pounds, compared to Ben Bishop who is 210.
His stats this season is were mediocre , his GAA was a 2.40 while playing 82 games. His save percentage was very well at .918.
Petruzelli , a Quinnipac university commit will be the main stay there next season. Being the stater will help mold him to come to the pros in a couple seasons and have success.
So a solid and tall pick for a goalie that’s 6’6. He does need to fill in but he’s only 18, time will tell for this goaltender.