Daniel Altshuller
Image: OHL

Daniel Altshuller

Hometown:

Nepean Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-07-24

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2012

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (69th overall), 2012

Weight:

191 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Daniel Altshuller split the goaltending duties for the Ottawa 67s midget minor team with Gian Marco Demeis. He was 12-0-2 with four shutouts and had a 1.71 goals against in 16 games. Ottawa finished second to the Ottawa Valley Titans in the regular season. In seven playoff games he was 3-2 with a 4.34 goals against. Altshuller was a third round selection (45th overall) of the Belleville Bulls in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

2010-11: Altshuller played 43 games for the Nepean Raiders in the Junior A Central Canada Hockey League in Ontario. He finished with a record of 19-13-10 and a 3.22 goals against and .906 save percentage. Nepean finished fourth in the CCHL’s Yzerman Division. Altshuller played all seven games in Nepean’s playoff series with Brockville and was 3-4 with a 3.73 goals against and .911 save percentage.

2011-12: Oshawa obtained the OHL rights to Altshuller from Belleville in August and he played 30 games for the Generals in his first OHL season. Splitting time with 20-year-old Kevin Bailie, he was 11-19  and had a 3.55 goals against and .900 save percentage. Oshawa finished third in the East Division and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Altshuller appeared in five of six games during the Generals playoff series with Niagara, starting four of them, and was 2-2 with a 3.87 goals against and .918 save percentage. Altshuller was ranked 12th amongst North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft and was selected by Carolina in the third round (69th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Altshuller took over as the full-time starter for Oshawa in his second season with the Generals. He appeared in 58 games and was 36-18-2 with 3 shutouts; posting a 2.62 goals against and .909 save percentage. Oshawa finished second in the East Division and advanced to the second round in the OHL playoffs. Altshuller was 4-5 in the playoffs with a 3.00 goals against and .897 save percentage.

2013-14: Altshuller was one of the top goalies in the OHL in his third season with Oshawa. In 52 games he was 31-13-3 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.56 goals against and .917 save percentage. In December 2013 he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Hurricanes. Oshawa finished first in the East Division and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals against North Bay. Altshuller played in 12 playoff games and was 8-3 with 3 shutouts, posting a 1.89 goals against and .931 save percentage. 

Talent Analysis

Altshuller provided consistency and durability for the Oshawa Generals during his OHL career. He has good size and plays with sound technique and positioning.

Future

Altshuller attended training camp with the Hurricanes before being assigned to AHL affiliate Charlotte to start the 2014-15 season; ultimately making his pro debut with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. A highly-valued prospect, he won three of his first four starts with Florida as a backup to one-time Columbus prospect Allen York. He should gain valuable experience playing behind the minor league veteran on one of the ECHL's top teams. With starter Cam Ward and backup Anton Khudobin at the NHL level and minor league veterans Drew MacIntyre and John Muse sharing the goaltending duties for AHL affiliate Charlotte, the Hurricanes have a crowded goaltending picture. Altshuller has the makings of a goalie that could compete for time in the pros. His progression will have to steadily continue.

2010 NHL Draft: St. Louis Blues found franchise cornerstones in 2010 draft

by Suraj Sukumar
on
Vladimir Tarasenko - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Vladimir Tarasenko, the Blues’ second pick of the first round in 2010, was tenth in scoring in the NHL this season (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

While the 2010 NHL Draft was hit or miss as a whole for the St. Louis Blues, their top two picks in Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko have turned into franchise players who should have a major role to play moving forward. They are two of the best young players in the NHL and have proven to be two of the Blues best draft picks over the past ten years.

Read more»

Toronto Maple Leafs prospects make smooth transition to pros in 2014-15

by Ed Dermit
on
Photo: Dominic Toninato had 16 goals and 26 points in his sophomore season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. (Courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Photo: Dominic Toninato had 16 goals and 26 points in his sophomore season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. (Courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan has committed the organization to a long-term rebuild through drafting and player development at the forefront of the team’s blueprint for future success.  This has put the spotlight squarely on current prospects in the development pipeline. Read more»

2010 NHL Draft: Minnesota Wild started its second act at the 2010 draft

by Peter Prohaska
on
Mikael Granlund - Minnesota Wild

Photo: 2010 first-round pick Mikael Granlund was the first elite talent drafted by the Minnesota Wild since Brent Burns in 2003 (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

It is not much exaggeration to say that the 2010 NHL Draft is the most important event in the brief history of the Minnesota Wild thus far. Not just the players drafted, but also those subsequently acquired, have transformed the Wild into a Stanley Cup contender. The young franchise risked stagnation, a victim of middling finishes and some notable draft misses. Read more»

2010 NHL Draft: Dallas Stars master the art of the middle round again at 2010 draft

by Mike Farkas
on
John Klingberg - Dallas Stars

Photo: Dallas Stars fifth-rounder John Klingberg spent seasons post-draft in Sweden and Finland before impacting the NHL in his rookie season. (courtesy of Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire)

Short on picks, but not on talent, the 2010 NHL Entry Draft saw former General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk take a chance on some high-ceiling players with mixed results to date. John Klingberg’s emergence in a Calder-caliber season has quickly turned into the crown jewel of the group. Anecdotally, the Stars have now had a fifth round draft pick play in the NHL for six straight drafts culminating with this one in 2010 – they did not make a fifth round selection in 2004. With two players still in the organization and one a young star, the upside for this draft remains intact. Read more»

NHL Draft Primer: Second round littered with potential selections from the U.S.

by David Hahn
on
Paul Bittner - Team Orr - 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward and 2015 prospect Paul Bittner netted a goal in Team Orr’s 6-1 win over Team Cherry at the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in January (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Most draft pundits point to the 2016 draft, front-loaded with players from the United States like Auston Matthews, Logan Brown, and Matt Tkachuk, as one that the Americans could dominate early on. But teams won’t have to look too far outside of the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft to find the next wave of U.S. talent pushing for playing time in the NHL. Read more»

Related Articles