Introducing Patrik Bartosak
Fifth round, 146th overall: Patrik Bartosak
NHL Central Scouting final ranking: 10 (North American goalies)
NHL Central Scouting midterm ranking: 8 (North American goalies)
Stats (WHL-Red Deer): 55 GP, 33-14-5 record, 2.26 GAA, .935 Sv%, 5 SO
Bartosak was the 2013 CHL Goaltender of the Year. This is his third year of draft eligibility.
Via Complete Sports News, which has a good evaluation and links:
There is little wonder as to why Bartosak was named the CHL and WHL goalie of the year after the completion of his most recent hockey campaign, and there is little reason to doubt that Bartosak can adjust his game to suit the NHL if he winds up getting drafted this summer. Bartosak has already proven that he can perform well under pressure in North America as well as in international play. Even though some might point to Bartosak’s unorthodox style of play when expressing concerns over drafting a goalie that plays such an odd style in net, Bartosak is more of a project at this point of his hockey career. Of course, any young goalie could use some refinement to certain aspects of their game, and Bartosak is no different. While Bartosak might not be the most sought after goalie at this year’s NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year old certainly has enough upside and raw talent to be selected by an NHL team for further development.
Bartosak quotes to come later this evening.