Top goaltenders to watch at Bruins Development Camp.
Kyle Keyser is a familiar name to see. He’s been with the organization since he signed his ELC in 2017. Most of his time has been spent in the ECHL, but he’s seen 11 games in the AHL the last two seasons. Expect Keyser to be in the AHL for most of this season.
But Zachary Stejskal and Keith Petruzzelli both come as invites from the NCAA. Petruzzelli, a native of Wilbraham, Mass., was a third-round pick in 2017 by the Detroit Red Wings. He was considered their top goalie prospect, but recently told the team he did not plan on signing with them, instead electing to hit free agency.
After a rocky first two years at Quinnipiac, Petruzzelli was excellent his last two seasons as the starter. He was 21-10-2 in his junior year, with a 2.01 goals-against average (GAA) and .920 save percentage (SV%). He followed that up this past season, improving to a 1.89 GAA, .929 SV% with a 17-8-4 record. He has the size in net too, standing at 6-foot-5. The Bobcats’ goalie received considerable award nominations, as well.
Stejskal was a freshman at Minnesota-Duluth, playing in the backup role to Ryan Fanti. However, in nine starts, he succeeded with a 1.83 GAA and .929 SV%. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Stejskal was thrown into the spotlight this past spring during the Frozen Four.
In the regional finals against North Dakota, Fanti was forced to leave the game in the first period due to cramping. Stejskal came in and played over 120 minutes, making 57 saves in the Bulldogs’ 5-OT thrilling win over North Dakota. He then tended the keep in the Frozen Four semifinals game in the OT loss against UMass. He has a chance to raise his stock with a solid performance at development camp before heading back to UMD.
Philip Svedebäck, a fourth-round pick from the 2021 draft, also will not be able to attend due to COVID restrictions.