Keith Petruzzelli is a Growlers prospect to keep an eye on

On Friday afternoon, Newfoundland Growlers goaltender Keith Petruzzelli was called up to the AHL. With Erik Kallgren injured, the organization saw fit to give the opportunity for the 22-year old netminder to make the jump in competition and show what he’s got.
Petruzzelli has had a fantastic start to his professional career. In five games with the Growlers, he posted a 4-1 record and a .952 save percentage that ranks him second among ECHL goaltenders with at least 5 games played. He was also named the ECHL goalie of the week for the first week of the season (October 24th) and October’s Goalie of the Month.
Standing 6’5 and 185 pounds, “Petz” is an absolute wall between the pipes, he sees the ice exceptionally well and has exhibited both sound positioning and dynamite athleticism needed to go far as a pro. He doesn’t just rely on his size to stop pucks, and has made some absolute 10-bell saves needed to keep the Growlers in some of the tighter contests they’ve played with him in the net. The foundation is all there of a player with NHL potential, it’s up to him to seize the most of his current opportunity.



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Author: Dylan Murphy / The Leafs Nation

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