2017 CHL Season Review

Canadian Hockey League Leaders (Goalies)

Strong CHL crop highlights deep goalie pool for the 2017 draft
Steve Kournianos  |  4/1/2017 |  New York  |  

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WHL shooters had a tough time beating Everett’s Carter Hart, who led the all CHL goalies with nine shutouts and a 1.99 goals against average. (Photo: OHL Images)

The Draft Analyst (New York) — Let’s cut to the chase: Instant analysis of amateur goaltenders is pretty much useless. No position in hockey requires such lengthy evaluation and development periods of both technical and physical competence as much as goalies, who are practically in their mid-20’s by the time NHL teams are confident enough to give them a look. Drafting a teenage goaltender and expecting immediate contributions at the NHL level is like asking a fifth grade honor roll student to make the immediate jump to college. Goalies need to be nurtured and fine tuned before they get shoved in front of the proverbial NHL firing line, and the reality is NHL GMs no longer believe in the goalie prodigy, an idea most certainly reflecting at the draft table — in the three NHL Entry Drafts from 2004 to 2006, a total of 10 goalies were chose in the first round. Since 2007, however, only seven goalies saw themselves picked within the top 30, with just one — Tampa’s Andrey Vasilevskiy — resembling anything close to a competant NHL starter. And while several of the 10 chosen between 2004-06 are noteworthy (Carey Price, Devan Dubnyk, Tukka Rask, Cory Schneider), each required a lengthy period of understudy before becoming the impact players they are today 

Nonetheless, goaltending is still a difference maker, and with expansion getting ready to punish teams that are thin between the pipes, there is a vast collection of current major junior backstops who are more than worthy of a draft selection or free agent contract. It’s just going to take a lot longer than it used to.

*Stats presented are neither final nor official. Any changes made by the leagues will reflect once identified.

Games

Name Team LGE Draft Year GP
Griffen Outhouse  Victoria WHL 2016/1998 63
Stuart Skinner Lethbridge WHL 2017/1998 60
Jeremy Helvig Kingston OHL CAR 5th/2016 59
Dhillon, Stephen Niagara OHL 2016/1998 59
Rylan Toth  Seattle WHL 2014/1996 58
Cole Kehler Portland WHL 2016/1997 56
Ryan Kubic Vancouver WHL 2016/1998 56
Michael Herringer Kelowna WHL 2014/1996 55
Patrick Dea Edmonton WHL 2015/1997 55
Carter Hart Everett WHL PHI 2nd/2016 54
Michael McNiven Owen Sound OHL MTL FA/1997 54

Shots faced

Name Team Lg Draft Year GP Mins Shots
Stephen Dhillon  Niagara OHL 2016/1998 59 3433 2312
Griffen Outhouse Victoria WHL 2016/1998 63 3558 1998
Stuart Skinner Lethbridge WHL 2017/1998 60 3386 1933
Payton Lee Kootenay WHL 2014/1996 53 2914 1909
Ryan Kubic Vancouver WHL 2016/1998 56 3222 1878
Dylan Wells  Peterborough OHL EDM 5th/2016 52 3026 1848
Cole Kehler Portland WHL 2016/1997 56 3151 1812
Justin Fazio Sarnia OHL 2015/1997 52 2902 1718
Patrick Dea Edmonton WHL 2015/1997 55 3120 1708
Jeremy Helvig Kingston OHL CAR 5th/2016 59 3446 1686
Zach Sawchenko Moose Jaw WHL 2016/1997 51 2985 1667
Antoine Samuel Baie Comeau QMJHL 2016/1997 52 3053 1639
Jeremy Brodeur Oshawa OHL 2015/1996 51 2848 1614
Evan Fitzpatrick Sherbrooke QMJHL STL 2nd/2016 49 2741 1569

Saves

Name Team LGE STATUS GP Min SH SAV
 Stephen Dhillon Niagara OHL 2016/1998 59 3433 2312 2114
Griffen Outhouse Victoria WHL 2016/1998 63 3558 1998 1829
Stuart Skinner Lethbridge WHL 2017/1998 60 3386 1933 1749
Payton Lee Kootenay WHL 2014/1996 53 2914 1909 1707
Dylan Wells Peterborough OHL EDM 5th/2016 52 3026 1848 1693
Ryan Kubic Vancouver WHL 2016/1998 56 3222 1878 1681
Cole Kehler Portland WHL 2016/1997 56 3151 1812 1649
Justin Fazio Sarnia OHL 2015/1997 52 2902 1718 1540
Jeremy Helvig Kingston OHL CAR 5th/2016 59 3446 1686 1530
Zach Sawchenko Moose Jaw WHL 2016/1997 51 2985 1667 1528
Patrick Dea Edmonton WHL 2015/1997 55 3120 1708 1507

Goals Against Average

Name Team Lge Draft Year GP GA GAA
Carter Hart Everett WHL PHI 2nd/2016 54 102 1.99
Michael McNiven Owen Sound OHL MTL FA/1997 54 122 2.30
Francis Leclerc BBA QMJHL 2016/1998 30 64 2.31
Michael DiPietro Windsor OHL 2017/1999 51 115 2.35
Tyler Parsons London OHL CGY 2nd/2016 34 79 2.37
Troy Timpano Erie OHL 2016/1997 44 101 2.37
Samuel Montembeault BBA QMJHL FLA 3rd/2015 41 89 2.40
Alex D’Orio Saint John QMJHL 2017/1999 28 60 2.40
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste Marie OHL 2017/1999 33 72 2.41
Connor Ingram Kamloops WHL TB 3rd/2016 45 105 2.44
Mikhail Denisov Shawinigan QMJHL 2016/1998 52 123 2.45

Save Percentage

Name Team Lg STATUS GP Mins Shots Saves SV%
Carter Hart Everett WHL PHI 2nd/2016 54 3078 1400 1298 .927
Connor Ingram Kamloops WHL TB 3rd/2016 45 2577 1434 1329 .927
Tyler Parsons London OHL CGY 2nd/2016 34 2000 1056 977 .925
Dylan Ferguson Kamloops WHL 2017/1998 31 1706 1006 928 .922
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste Marie OHL 2017/1999 33 1795 873 801 .918
Michael DiPietro Windsor OHL 2017/1999 51 2935 1387 1272 .917
Zach Sawchenko Moose Jaw WHL 2016/1997 51 2985 1667 1528 .917
Ty Edmonds Prince George WHL 2014/1996 53 3092 1516 1388 .916
Jeremy Brodeur Oshawa OHL 2015/1996 51 2848 1614 1479 .916
Dylan Wells Peterborough OHL EDM 5th/2016 52 3026 1848 1693 .916
Michael McNiven Owen Sound OHL MTL FA/1997 54 3184 1433 1311 .915
Griffen Outhouse Victoriaville WHL 2016/1998 63 3558 1998 1829 .915
Stephen Dhillon Niagara OHL 2016/1998 59 3433 2312 2114 .914

Shutouts

Name Team Lg Draft Year GP SO
Carter Hart Everett WHL PHI 2nd/2016 54 9
Michael DiPietro Windsor OHL 2017/1999 51 6
Michael McNiven Owen Sound OHL MTL FA/1997 54 6
Samuel Montembeault BLB QMJHL FLA 3rd/2015 41 6
Jeremy Helvig Kingston OHL CAR 5th/2016 59 6
Connor Ingram Kamloops WHL TB 3rd/2016 45 5
Tyler Brown Regina WHL 2015/1997 50 5
Tyler Parsons London OHL CGY 2nd/2016 34 4
Griffen Outhouse Victoriaville WHL 2016/1998 63 4
Callum Booth Saint John QMJHL CAR 4th/2015 47 4
Mikhail Denisov Shawinigan QMJHL 2016/1998 52 4
Francis Leclerc BLB QMJHL 2016/1998 30 4
A. Dumont-Bouchard Acadie Bathurst QMJHL 2015/1997 35 4
Troy Timpano Erie OHL 2016/1997 44 4

Wins

Name Team Lge Draft Year GP W
Michael McNiven Owen Sound OHL MTL FA/1997 54 41
Rylan Toth Seattle WHL 2014/1996 58 36
Troy Timpano Erie OHL 2016/1997 44 36
Griffen Outhouse Victoriaville WHL 2016/1998 63 34
Stuart Skinner Lethbridge WHL 2017/1998 60 34
Michael Herringer Kelowna WHL 2014/1996 55 33
Dylan Wells Peterborough OHL EDM 5th/2016 52 33
Jeremy Brodeur Oshawa OHL 2015/1996 51 33
Tyler Brown Regina WHL 2015/1997 50 33
Cole Kehler Portland WHL 2016/1997 56 32
Carter Hart Everett WHL PHI 2nd/2016 54 32
Nick Schneider Medicine Hat WHL CGY FA/1997 47 32
Ty Edmonds Prince George WHL 2014/1996 53 31
Mikhail Denisov Shawinigan QMJHL 2016/1998 52 31
Callum Booth Saint John QMJHL CAR 4th/2015 47 31

Shootout Save Percentage

Name Team LGE STATUS W L Saves ATT SSA%
Michael Herringer Kelowna WHL 2014/1996 2 0 9 9 1.000
Etienne Montpetit Val-d’Or QMJHL 2015/1997 2 0 7 7 1.000
Christian Propp Barrie OHL 2017/1999 2 0 14 14 1.000
Jakob Walter Kootenay WHL 2017/1999 1 0 9 9 1.000
Leo Lazarev Ottawa OHL 2015/1997 0 1 13 14 0.929
Olivier Lafreniere Ottawa OHL 2016/1998 1 0 13 14 0.929
Jayden Sittler Spokane WHL 2014/1996 1 1 11 12 0.917
Callum Booth Saint John QMJHL CAR 4th/2015 2 1 10 11 0.909
Julio Billia Chicoutimi QMJHL 2014/1996 4 1 17 19 0.895
Luke Opilka Kitchener OHL STL 5th/2015 1 1 8 9 0.889
Justin Blanchette Baie Comeau QMJHL 2018/2000 2 1 8 9 0.889
Matthew Welsh Charlottetown QMJHL 2017/1999 2 0 7 8 0.875
Evgeny Kiselev Quebec QMJHL 2015/1997 3 2 17 20 0.850
Logan Thompson Brandon WHL 2015/1997 4 2 16 19 0.842
Mikhail Denisov Shawinigan QMJHL 2016/1998 3 1 14 17 0.824
Justin Fazio Sarnia OHL 2015/1997 5 1 14 17 0.824
Jeremy Brodeur Oshawa OHL 2015/1996 3 2 22 27 0.815
Rylan Toth Seattle WHL 2014/1996 2 1 13 16 0.813
Carter Hart Everett WHL PHI 2nd/2016 2 2 13 16 0.813