Below is a statistical look at the six Capitals goaltending
prospects. They are ranked in order of
save percentage. Below each player is
the average save percentage within each player’s league (top 10
goaltenders). This method was used to
see how each player had excelled this season within his own league. Green
indicates above the average, grey is average, and red indicates below the
league average of top goalies within each league.
Rastislav Stana (Age: 24) “Ratty” though battled
through a shoulder injury during the AHL All-Star competition and saw minimal
action for the Portland Pirates down the stretch. He did get some playoff experience but his save percentage was
not as spectacular as the regular season in his three games played (.907). Nonetheless, Stana was the most impressive
Caps goalie prospect this season finishing above the AHL average of top ten
goalies in the league in save percentage.
Maxime Ouellet (Age: 22) Ouellet had another
good season at the AHL level, posting an impressive 10 shutouts. His save percentage on the season was .930,
which was similar to the average of the top ten goalies in the AHL. His save percentage was even stronger in the
playoffs, .942, and thus finished the season very strong.
Justin Eddy (Age: 23) Eddy split most of the
season with fellow goalie Jamie Holden at Quinnipiac. His save percentage was very impressive over the course of the
season at .924. Though when stacked
against the top ten NCAA goaltenders this season he is below the mark. This past season, in his three starts
against Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State, he posted a 1.99 goals against average
and a .961 save percentage.
(Age: 20) “Max II” finished his fifth season in the QMHJL in modest form
maintaining a .912 save percentage. His
average was the norm amongst the top ten goalies in his league this season
(.911). Despite his team losing in the first round, it was not due to lack of
trying. Daigneault was impressive in
his 7 games, in which he had a strong .931 save percentage and a goals against
average of 2.31 (which was better than NHL first overall pick Marc-Andre
Robert Müller (Age: 23) Müller once again competed
overseas in the German Elite League.
The top ten goalies in the DEL performed far better than Müller during
the regular season with a difference of .20 versus the rest of the league. His
team, the Krefold Pinguine, also did not make it into post-season play.
(Age: 20) OHL goalie Rob Gherson did not have a spectacular regular
season, but turned it on in the playoffs.
His .920 save percentage eclipsed his poor .899 save percentage in 44
games this past season. When compared
to the rest of the OHL’s top goalies this season he was a dreadful .18 below