Two goalie things: on Keith Petruzzelli and Carter Gylander

Of Red Wings goaltending prospect-related note this morning:

  1.’s Dana Wakiji looked back at Quinnipiac goaltender Keith Petruzzelli’s 2018-2019 season “By the Numbers,” and Red Wings goalie coach Brian Mahoney-Wilson weighs in on Petruzzelli’s development:

Quotable: “Keith in two years’ time has matured immensely, and that’s both on the ice and off the ice personality-wise, with the coaching staff, both his coaching staff at Quinnipiac and with myself and (Wings goaltending coach) Jeff Salajko, being able to interact and discuss things pertaining to goaltending and life in general. He’s come a long way in the strength department, still has a long way to go. This is a big year for Keith in the sense that it’s his net to run with at Quinnipiac as Andrew Shortridge signed with San Jose. We love his athletic ability, his ability to ad lib in plays. It’s just a matter of cleaning up his structure and skating and that has a little bit to do with strength. Once that strength kicks in and he adds muscle mass, his core strength picks up and the same thing with his leg strength, I think he’ll be a little bit more stable in the technical department and also the skating department.”


2. And 2019 draft pick Carter Gylander spoke with “Inside the Crusaders'” Tyler Yaremchuk regarding being drafted by the Red Wings and his goals for the upcoming season, all over the course of an 11-minute podcast.

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2 thoughts on “Two goalie things: on Keith Petruzzelli and Carter Gylander”

  1. At 1st glance I thought Keith P (Not going to learn to spell his name until if and when he makes the Pros) was taking a longer time to develop than normal. Picking a school that had the Best goalie in the nation doesn’t seem very bright. 1st yr of college was wasted. If he had a Big head then sitting and learning what it takes to be a goalie was a good thing. Big kid at 6’5″ but the knock is he is staying down and getting beat up high. Sounds like a few more yrs to develop. More depth a Goalie is a little worrisome.

  2. A good interview with Carter Gylander another big Lad. Seems like he is on the right path. Wouldn’t be surprised if he passed Keith P on the Goalie Prospect chart. Another Goalie going to Colgate and not choosing the WHL. Picked 7th Rd , might be a sleeper pick (I hope)

    As a Canadian I know very little about US College offerings for an athlete aside from the Academics. Game exp is a lot higher in the WHL. These kids get great advice so Colgate is it.

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