Via A2Y: Pronman discusses Filip Larsson, top goalie prospects

Via Abel to Yzerman: The Athletic’s Corey Pronman posted a list of the top goaltending prospects in the NHL for the 2019-2020 season, and Filip Larsson made his list (in the latter stages thereof):

25. Filip Larsson, Detroit

Aug. 17, 1998 | 6-foot-2 | 181 pounds

Drafted: 167th-overall (2016)
Previous ranking: HM

Athleticism: 50
Hockey Sense: 65

Larsson was a top goalie in the NCHC last season, posting a .932 save percentage for Denver and signing with Detroit after the season. His size is average at 6-foot-2, and while he moves fine, his lateral quickness isn’t anything special. What makes Larsson an NHL prospect is his hockey sense. He tracks pucks very well and I’m a big fan of his positional play in net. He always seems to be moving with the puck without extra effort, and even when he loses it he finds it very quickly. He’s not a huge goalie, but he’s aggressive with his challenges. Sometimes he’s a little over aggressive, but he doesn’t usually get burned by it.

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One thought on “Via A2Y: Pronman discusses Filip Larsson, top goalie prospects”

  1. Hope the 65,50 ratings are not out of a hundred. 25 is crappy for a team that is in need of Goalies

    Maybe close to trade time, maybe??

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