MLive’s Ansar Khan is taking on the task of ranking the Red Wings’ “Top 20 prospects,” and this morning, he discusses his 16th through 20th-ranked players. I would argue that #19’s development is absolutely critical to the future of the Wings’ goaltending position:
19. Keith Petruzzelli, goaltender
Drafted: Third round 2017 (No. 88)
2019-20 club: Quinnipiac (ECAC)
2019-20 stats: 34 GP, 21-10-2, 2.01 GAA, .920 save percentage
Tall, lanky goaltender who got better in each of his three seasons in college. He matured physically and mentally since being drafted and improved his work ethic, realizing the kind of commitment needed to have a chance to reach the next level. NHL Central Scouting rated him as the No. 2 North American goalie in his draft year and Red Line Report praised his quickness, athleticism and fundamentals, noting that he has learned to use his size to his advantage and not scramble as much.