Boston Bruins prospect goaltenders offer promise and depth

Published August 9, 2023 at 11:02

The Boston Bruins' netminding situation for the upcoming 2023-24 season is nothing short of secure. The dynamic duo of Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark, who clinched the Jennings Trophy last season, will remain a formidable presence between the pipes.

In case of any unforeseen circumstances affecting Swayman or Ullmark, the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League (AHL) offer potential backups. However, the Bruins' goaltending talent stretches even further.

The organization has been actively bolstering their goaltending prospects through drafts, trades, and undrafted free agency. As we conclude our rankings of the top prospects in forward and defense, it's time to unveil the top five goaltending prospects who will shape the team's future.

Reid Dyck

In the 2022 Entry Draft, the Bruins opted for goaltender Reid Dyck in the sixth round, 183rd overall. While the selection raised eyebrows, Associate Director of Amateur Scouting Ryan Nadeau expressed confidence in Dyck's potential.

Despite posting a 3.62 goals against average (GAA) and .887 save percentage (SV%) in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Swift Current Broncos last season, Dyck's progress is anticipated to continue.

Philip Svedebäck

Selected in the fourth round of the 2021 Draft, Philip Svedebäck made a significant impact as a freshman at Providence College, standing out as a goalie capable of taking charge.

His performance led the Friars to the Hockey East semifinals, demonstrating his potential to shine in the crease. With solid stats, Svedebäck's journey is worth monitoring.

Michael DiPietro

Acquired in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks, Michael DiPietro brings experience and potential. Spending time with the Maine Mariners in the ECHL, DiPietro showcased his skills, laying the groundwork for possible future contributions to the Bruins.

Kyle Keyser

Having provided insurance for Providence, Kyle Keyser displayed resilience with a promising AHL season. Re-signing in July, Keyser remains a dependable asset in the organization.

Brandon Bussi

With exceptional AHL performances, Brandon Bussi stands out as the cream of the goaltending crop. His standout stats earned him a spot in the AHL All-Rookie team and the All-Star Game. Bussi's upward trajectory could lead him to make a substantial impact should the need arise.

While the Bruins hope to avoid delving deep into their goaltending reserves, the presence of Bussi, Keyser, and DiPietro provides a sense of security. Additionally, the development of Svedebäck and Dyck holds promise for the team's goaltending future.

Source: Thehockeywriters
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