As I previously mentioned on Twitter I got busy and didn’t get a chance to do my usual monthly prospect update at the end of November, so instead I decided I’d drop one after the final weekend before the college kids head onto winter break. So now let’s go ahead and take a look at the Vegas Golden Knights prospects playing in Europe, the juniors, and in the NCAA.
Maxim Zhukov – 8-9-0 record with a 3.47 GAA and 89.9 Sv% for Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League
A 19-year-old 2017 4th round pick. He was selected in the CHL import draft over the summer and moves up to the OHL after having spent the prior two seasons in the USHL. He has been struggling as of late and seems to have lost the starting position to one of the other netminders. Despite these numbers he is still #19 in GAA and #13 in Sv% amongst netminders who skated at least 500 minutes. Barrie is currently 4th in the Central Division, 8th in the Eastern Conference, and 14th in the OHL with a 15-16-1 record.
Jiri Patera – 11-8-4 record with a 3.02 GAA and 91.5 Sv% for Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League
A 19-year-old 2017 6th round pick. He was selected in the CHL import draft over the summer and makes his WHL debut after having spent last season in the USHL. He had a couple of rough games over the past month but is still outperforming his backup. He is #15 in GAA and #8 in Sv% amongst goalies with over 500 minutes. Brandon is currently 4th in the East Division, 8th in the Eastern Conference, and 14th in the WHL with a 15-10-6 record.
Dylan Ferguson – 7-12-2 with a 3.30 GAA and 90.5 Sv% for Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League
A 20-year-old 2017 7th round pick acquired from the Dallas Stars in 2017. He has improved slightly over where he was when we last looked at the prospects and is now outperforming his primary backup. He is #22 in GAA and #13 in Sv% amongst goaltenders who played more than 500 minutes. Kamloops is currently #3 in the B.C. Division, #6 in the Western Conference, and 17th in the WHL with a 12-16-3 record.
Jordan Kooy – 10-2-0 with a 2.13 GAA and 93.1 Sv% for London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League
An 18-year-old 2018 7th round pick. He is currently the backup netminder but they do have a fairly even split between their two goalies and he is still outperforming the other guy. He is #1 in GAA and #2 in Sv% amongst goaltenders who have played more than 500 minutes so far this year. London is currently 1st in the Midwest Division, 1st in the Western Conference, 2nd in the OHL with a 22-5-3 record.