With the 88th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Red Wings select goaltender Keith Petruzzelli.
Here’s what Future Considerations has to say about him:
Petruzzelli is that monster puck-stopper that all NHL teams crave. His size is the first thing that jumps out at you but after you watch him a little you see that this kid can really play. Decent feet in goal, pretty good positioning. Uses his size well to cover a large portion of the net, even when down on the ice or when moving from side to side. He’s surprisingly quick for such a lanky goaltender. His movements are methodical and smooth. Thanks to his size he is able to cover a large portion of the lower net despite showing some issues with segmented lateral movement. He is calm in the net and avoids fighting the puck by letting play come to him and not getting deceived all too often.
The Wings get their goalie. Petruzzelli 78th by Future Considerations. He’s a big kid coming in at 6’6”. On the NHL Network broadcast, Darren Pang said he’s very smooth going side to side. Petruzzelli will attend Quinnipiac University next fall.
You got a really good one, #RedWings fans. Petruzzelli was my #4 ranked goalie going into the draft. https://t.co/2VtGbFGfQP pic.twitter.com/NzgjdSeHZ0— Gregory Balloch (@GregBalloch) June 24, 2017
#NHLDraft | Keith Petruzzelli discusses being selected by the @DetroitRedWings #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/27gQgg8Xla— USHL (@USHL) June 24, 2017
It should be noted that this pick was acquired in exchange for Tomas Jurco.