Detroit Red Wings: 3 future goalies to watch within the organization

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Detroit Red Wings, Carter Gylander
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Carter Gylander: Scheduled to play for Colgate University in 2020-21

In the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Yzerman selected Carter Gylander in the seventh round, and he has proven to be worth the selection. Gylander has been quite promising in his time in the AJHL during his junior years, now moving onto the NCAA level, where he will play for Colgate University.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound goaltender appears to have plenty of upside for the future of this organization. Gylander played in 22 games in 2018-19 for the Sherwood Park Crusaders, where he had a 2.43 GAA and .915 SV%, coming back even better in the 2019-20 season.

He was the AJHL Goalie of the Year after playing in 40 games and playing himself to a 2.07 GAA and .924 SV% for the Crusaders once again. He sizes up the puck well, makes smart decisions in the crease, and will get a chance to compete with other goalies at Colgate during his time there.

Colgate currently has four rostered goaltenders, three of them are Junior-standing, and then Gylander is entering his freshman year. Hopefully, he can learn from the Juniors there and then grow into the role as he ages up and gets more chances.

Given his standout play at the AJHL level, there is some excitement, but a jump from the AJHL to the NCAA could be problematic for some. Hopefully, Gylander can adjust well and continue to be the standout player he was the past few seasons.

The Red Wings need to keep an eye on him as he grows and develops at the NCAA level, especially if he finds success similar to that of the goaltender who is up next.