DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examines Red Wings goaltending prospect Carter Gylander’s 2018-2019 season “By the Numbers” this morning.
She discusses Gylander’s developmental curve at length, noting that Gylander will be spending one more season with the AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders before heading to Colgate University, and Wakiji speaks with Wings goaltending coach Brian Mahoney-Wilson regarding Gylander’s potential:
Quotable: “Great human being, great person, very mature for his age. Someone I saw a lot on video this year, ranked very high on my list, both with his stature and his technical play. He’s slated to go to Colgate in a year’s time. He’ll be the starter in the Alberta junior league in Sherwood Park. Carter only had played 22 games this year. I think he could have gotten more starts because they actually had an overage goalie in Sherwood Park.
From Carter’s standpoint, he fills a lot of the boxes that we need. To think this kid just turned 18 in early June and to see just how he’s handled himself in his first development camp, he’s been impressive. In the 3-on-3, I thought he handled his own, he’s been very good in the goalie sessions. Not knowing a lot about his personality, prior to the draft, but seeing on video and connecting with his goalie coach at Sherwood Park, he’s just truly a tremendous human being. We’re going to expect a lot in the next 2-3 years. I can’t wait to see his progress in college because I think he’s going to be a force at Colgate.” — Brian Mahoney-Wilson, Red Wings goaltending development coach