Evan Fitzpatrick of Sherbrooke Phoenix is at the forefront of the best hopes among goalkeepers in North America according to the final standings of the NHL Central screening done for the next draft.
Fitzpatrick has surpassed porter West Carter Hart of Everett Silvertips who was until Tuesday atop the leaderboard.
Recall that the Cerberus Bird currently participating in the preparatory camp for the Canadian team under 18 for the World Championship which begins Thursday in North Dakota.
“Since last year, Evan has never stopped growing, says the instructor of the Phoenix goalie, Jean-François Labbe. He has improved a lot since the age of 16. He will again have the opportunity to assert, since risk of seeing much action next season with us. ”
The QMJHL is also very well represented at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft: striker Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Pierre-Luc Dubois is atop the leaderboard of the top prospects in the North American defenders and attackers.