According to the Arab-American News’s Nick Meyer, Red Wings development camp participant and try-out goalie Robbie Beydoun, who hails from Plymouth Michigan, happens to be of Arabic descent:
Beydoun, a 5-foot-11, 22-year-old goaltender, previously played for Compuware amateur teams in Plymouth, which are known for churning out high quality prospects at all levels of hockey, as well as the Waterloo Black Hawks and Fargo Force of the USHL in the past two seasons.
A fierce competitor who relies on his athleticism but said he’s been learning the mental game better over the past few seasons, Beydoun had a a few difficulties settling into his part-time role last year with Michigan Tech, hoping to play in every game.
“I’m a pretty athletic goalie (and) that’s something I’m never going to take out of my game because I think that’s one of my biggest assets,” said Beydoun to the Daily Mining-Gazette of Houghton.
“The biggest thing for me was not over-relying on the athleticism. The big thing I did (prior to last year’s season) was slow things down, limit my movement, play controlled and just be more efficient.”