#28 – Evan Fitzpatrick, G – Sherbrooke, QMJHL

TSN – #64
Central Scouting – #1 NAG
ISS – N/A
Craig Button – #80
McKeens – #62
THN – #96

NHL COMPARABLE : Martin Jones
POTENTIAL : NHL Starter
CEILING: NHL Starter
FLOOR: NHL Backup

He is my favourite goaltender from this draft class. While goalies are extremely difficult to gauge, he’s the one kid who consistently looked as steady as can be. I thought he was outstanding at the U-18s and while Canada ended up losing in a shootout to Sweden and he didn’t have a particularly strong quarterfinal game (hey, it happens), I thought he was fantastic the rest of the time. I guess scouts could suggest that he had his worst game at the worst time but I feel like it was more of an anomaly rather than the norm. There’s a lot to like with this kid, he’s big and athletic and looks calm and in control.

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