Top Goalie Prospects Available for 2018 NHL Draft

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With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft just months away, it’s time we take a look at some of the top goaltending prospects available for the draft.

During the 2017 NHL draft, we saw the Dallas Stars take Boston University goalie Jake Oettinger in the first round, an anomaly when it comes to draft day.

Typically, goaltenders are selected in the later rounds of the draft, if at all. With goalies developing far later than their forward/defenseman counterparts, teams can afford to sit back and wait.

Take for example, Charlie Lindgren. Lindgren, not drafted during his year, was signed as a free agent out of St. Cloud State University in March of 2016. At the time, he was one of the top college goalies available and has proved to be a valuable asset for the Canadiens.

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Who are the top goalie prospects for the 2018 NHL draft?

With all of that “late bloomers” talk being said, there will be goalies drafted in this years draft, as there always is. Will we see another first round goalie? While it’s unlikely, it could happen.

As of February, 2018, however there are no goalies listed as an “A” rating in the NHL Central Scouting database.

Here’s a list of every goalie currently listed in Central Scouting.

The NHL Central Scouting Report uses an A, B or a C rating. Here’s what that rating projects in regards to their draft round.

  • A Rating — 1st round candidate
  • B Rating — 2nd/3rd round candidate
  • C Rating — 4th/5th/6th round candidate

Justus Annunen, Finland Jr. 

Annunen is listed as a “B” rating. 6 foot 4 inches tall.

Samuel Ersson, Sweden Jr.

Ersson is listed as a “B” rating. 6 foot 2 inches tall.

Alexis Gravel, QMJHL

At 6 foot 2 inches tall, Gravel is listed as a “B” rating.

Jacob Ingham, OHL

Ingham is 6 foot 3 inches tall and listed as a “B” rating.

Jacob Kucharski, USHL

Kurcharski is listed at 6 foot 3 inches tall, “B” rating.

Olof Lindbom, Sweden Jr. 

Lindbom has a “B” rating and is 6 feet tall.

Kevin Mandolese, QMJHL

6 foot 3 inches tall, listed as a “B” rating.

Amir Miftakhov, Russia Jr.

A “B” rating, Miftakhov is listed at 6 feet tall.

Olivier Rodrigue, QMJHL

A “B” rating, Rodrigue is listed at 6 feet tall.

Akira Schmid, Swiss Jr.

A “B” rating, Schmid is listed at 6 foot 4 inches tall.

Jakub Skarek, Czrep

6 foot 3 inches tall, “B” rating.

Update: Skarek was selected in the 3rd round, 72nd overall by the New York Islanders.

Jett Alexander, OJHL

“C” rating, 6 foot 4 inches tall.

Zachary Bouthillier

“C” rating 6 foot 2 inches tall.

Tristan Cote-Cazenave, QMJHL

“C” rating, 6 feet tall.

Nick Donofrio, OHL

6 foot 3 inches tall, “C” rating.

Lukas Dostal, Czrep Jr.

6 feet tall, “C” rating.

Daniel Dvorak, Czrep Jr. 

6 foot 2 inches tall, “C” rating.

Kai Edmonds, OHL

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Zachary Emond, OHL

6 feet 3 inches tall, “C” rating.

Lucas Fitzpatrick, QMJHL

6 feet tall, “C” rating.

Mitchell Gibson, NAHL

6 feet tall, “C” rating.

Jakob Hellsten, Sweden Jr.

5 feet 10 inches tall, “C” rating.

Joel Hofer, WHL

6 feet 3 inches tall, “C” rating.

Waltteri Ignatjew, Finland Jr. 

6 foot 3 inches tall, “C” rating.

Daniil Isayev, Russia Jr. 

6 feet tall. “C” rating.

Benjamin Kraws, USHL

6 feet 2 inches tall, “C” rating.

Daniel Lebedeff, NAHL

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Nate Mcdonald, OJHL

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Dean Mcnabb, WHL

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Jared Moe, USHL

Moe is 6 feet 3 inches tall, “C” rating.

Jonathon Mor, USHL (NTDP)

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Jesper Myrenberg, Sweden Jr.

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Tyriq Outen, USPHL (NCDC)

6 feet 2 inches tall, “C” rating.

Dominik Pavlat, Czrep Jr. 

6 feet 2 inches tall, “C” rating.

Mario Peccia, OHL

6 feet tall, “C” rating.

Ivan Prosvetov, USHL

6 feet 4 inches tall, “C” rating.

Todd Scott, WHL

6 feet tall, “C” rating.

Zach Stejskal, USHL

6 feet 4 inches tall, “C” rating.

David Tendeck, WHL

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Ryan Ullan, NAHL

6 feet 1 inches tall, “C” rating.

Dawson Weatherill, WHL

6 feet 4 inches tall, “C” rating.