Courtesy of Ashley Huss/WMU Athletics

Fantasy Summary

Large framed goaltender who moves well and is aggressive on pucks. Can be too aggressive at times. Likely needs more time in the AHL, but could be an NHL backup, possibly even 1B if things break right.


Observations

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May 2022 – Bussi is a large netminder who went undrafted and excelled at Western Michigan University, landing an entry-level contract with the Bruins after a strong collegiate career. He doesn’t fully rely on his size as he is athletic with a tremendous reach with his legs. His glove is just okay and his puck handling can be an adventure. He follows the puck well and has quick reactions. Some of his movements are inefficient and he can overreact or move too far at times, putting him out of position. Bussi looked strong in his first five professional games with the AHL’s Providence Bruins, posting a 2.54 goals against average and a .920 save percentage through five games. He will likely get a longer look in the AHL next season and continue to work his way to an NHL opportunity. Victor Nuño

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 25, 1998
Height 6‘5”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2010-2011 New York Jr. Islanders QC Int PW1 3.00 -|      
 2011-2012 Long Island Royals 13U AAAAYHL 13U20 5.05 .896|      
 2012-2013 Long Island Royals 15U AAAAYHL 16UA9 3.12 .885|      
 2013-2014 Long Island Royals 15U AAAAYHL 16UA8 2.75 .927|      
 2014-2015 Team Royal USA-S165 4.14 .845|      
  P.A.L. Junior Islanders 16U AAAUSPHL 16U20 4.83 .895|Playoffs2 2.71 .911
  P.A.L. Junior Islanders 18U AAAUSPHL 18U1 0.00 1.000|      
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S175 4.46 .849|      
  Long Island Gulls 18U AAAAYHL 18U12 3.17 .927|      
 2016-2017 New Jersey Jr. Titans NAHL15 3.21 .903|      
  Amarillo BullsNAHL13 3.37 .906|      
 2017-2018 Amarillo BullsNAHL3 3.27 .896|      
  P.A.L. Junior Islanders NCDC23</