Cal Petersen

Los Angeles Kings
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Fantasy Summary

Great positional play. Displays calm and confidence that the NHL needs.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 9, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 5; Overall: 129

Observations

October 2019 – Petersen who was already pencilled in as the starting goaltender for the
Reign started his season off with a bang, posting a shutout in his season debut. Petersen
followed up his 41 save shutout with a 42 save victory against Bakersfield next game. Much
like last season, it is evident that the young goaltender will see plenty of rubber again this
season and can hopefully put up better numbers this year with some new additions to the
rosters blue line and forward corps. The former RFA signed a three year extension over the
offseason that will keep him with the organization through 2021-2022 where only the
first year on his deal carries waiver exempt status, queuing him up to be Quicks back up
after this season. Some eyebrows were raised when current Kings backup Jack Campbell
also signed an extension which expires the same year as Petersen, which makes the future
goaltender situation less clear. The 24-year-old puck stopper remains one of the
organizations best prospects with the ability to be a starting NHL goaltender. Julian Mongillo

January 2019 – Petersen’s brief stint in the NHL has finally come to an end as he was assigned back to the Kings’ AHL affiliate Ontario Reign on December 31st 2018. He was forced into the primary goaltender role due to injuries to Kings’ starting goaltender Jonathon Quick and backup goaltender Jack Campbell both of which have returned to the lineup. Petersen posted a 5-4-1 record during his time with the big club and had a 2.60 goals-against average along with a modest 0.924 save percentage while backstopping an injury-ridden and underwhelming Kings team. He will have a much better opportunity to develop his game returning to his starting goaltender duties with the Ontario Reign and has proven to the Kings organization that he can perform on the big stage when the time comes. Julian Mongillo

June 2018 – Cal Petersen is still considered the Kings’ top goaltending prospect and had a very satisfying season in the AHL with the Ontario Reign in 2017-18 where he posted a 2.58 Goals Against Average and a .910 Save Percentage over his 41 games played (25-14-2). Those numbers look even better considering his team was 24th in Goals For and fifth in Goals Against in the regular seasonThe 23-year-old is showing great work ethics and more than enough confidence to keep climbing the ladders to the NHL. He excels in post to post movement and sees the game pretty efficiently. If he is Jonathan Quick’s backup in 2018-19 as some serious experts predict, then who knows what’s coming for Petersen. After all, being a backup for the Kings showed a great load of opportunities in the past five to ten years. Fellow prospect netminder Jack Campbell saw some action in the NHL and didn’t disappoint in 2017-18 also, so nothing’s given to Petersen at this point. Still, look for him to be fantasy relevant in any mid to deep leagues starting maybe this season. Carl Sinclair

June 2017 – After has decided to turn pro, but will sign as a free agent with the LA Kings as per Jon Rosen. Cal Petersen becomes the Kings top goaltending prospect and should start the season in the AHL with the Ontario Reign getting starting minutes until a call up to backup Jonathan Quick in the NHL. The 22-year-old had a dominant season in his third year in the NCAA and is a major acquisition by the Kings who could have fantasy value as early as the 2017-18 season. Peter Harling

May 2017 – Cal Petersen and Notre Dame have announced that Cal will be turning pro this upcoming season. The Buffalo Sabres have 30 days to sign him and after that Petersen can choose to sign wherever he pleases. Max Marko 

May 2017 – After joining the United States at the IIHF World Championship, Cal Petersen now has a decision to make. He can choose to return to Notre Dame for his last year of university, he can make the jump from university to the professional level and sign with the Buffalo Sabres, or Cal can conclude his time with the Sabres organization and sign somewhere else in August.  Max Marko 

January 2017 – The start streak continues for Cal Petersen as the Fighting Irish keep relying on him almost every game. Cal made his 76th consecutive start for Notre Dame, which is the ninth longest streak in NCAA Division I history. During his streak, Cal has collected five shutouts, tied for the NCAA lead. He has also managed to keep a .923 save percentage throughout the year. Petersen will need to decide soon where his future lies. The Sabres would be smart to tie him up with an entry-level contract at this year’s end. Cal has also been nomiated for the Hobey Baker award this year. Max Marko

October 2016 – Petersen was named to the watch list for the 2016-2017 Mike Richter Award. Petersen was a candidate last season, but never made it to the finalists list. This season, Petersen will be the Notre Dame Fighting Irish captain and he will be expected to be a top Division I goaltender. Max Marko

February 2016 – Petersen had an incredible January, leading Notre Dame to a 12 game undefeated streak. Calvin finally lost 4-0 to Boston College on January 29th, but only allowed three goals in two games during that streak. He recorded five wins, one loss and three overtime ties in the month of January alone. Paul Zwambag

November 2015 – Cal Petersen is 10 games into his sophomore season and has five wins, two losses and three ties. He has a .913 save percentage and a 2.65 goals against average. Petersen is undefeated when playing against the Hockey East Conference teams. Cal has helped his team to third place in the Hockey East Standings, and has only allowed seven goals against in those four games. Cal’s strong showing in Sabres development camp has continued into his NCAA regular season. Petersen is an excellent long term investment, but he may not see the NHL for another three to four years. Goalies are the hardest to predict, not only is it about talent, it has a lot more to do with opportunity. The Sabres have a few long term goalies in their system that Petersen will compete with when he completes school in two and a half years. Paul Zwambag

July 2015 – Cal is going to be a sophomore at Notre Dame next year. He attended the Sabres development camp and gave fans, media and the Buffalo brass a good look at how athletic and quick of a goaltender he is. Petersen still has a lot to improve in his techniques and has to continue to build his confidence and experience. Right now, he isn’t projected to be a future NHL starter, but if he could get the opportunity when he comes out of college in three years. It is still too early to define him as a future NHL goaltender. He is at least three to four years away from getting a chance at the NHL. He will finish his college career in 2017-18 and who knows what the Sabres goaltending situation will look like in 2018-19. The Sabres have a good stable of goaltenders, but there isn’t one specific guy that is at the top of the list to be guaranteed number one at the NHL level. Paul Zwambag

Petersen has an NCAA record that may never be broken. As a freshman goaltender, Petersen set a single-game record with 87 saves in the longest game in college hockey history at 151:42 minutes. Notre Dame battled Massachusetts for five extra periods in their first game of the Hockey East playoff quarterfinal series. Cal ended up losing that game and the series to end his year. Petersen has the potential to have a good NHL career, but keep an eye on his progress throughout his college career. Paul Zwambag


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2010-2011 Chicago Young Americans U18 T1EHL U18 24 2.56 .923 |        
 2011-2012 Chicago Young Americans U18 HPHL U18 12 3.09 .895 |        
  Topeka Pilots NAHL 2 1.86 .925 |        
  Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 5 2.94 .902 |        
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 9.00 .727 |        
 2012-2013 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 35 2.97 .906 | Playoffs 4 4.26 .881
  Waterloo Black Hawks JCWC 2 3.02 .857 |        
 2013-2014 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 38 2.50 .915 | Playoffs 12 2.37 .928
  USA U19 WJAC-19 3 2.67 .873 |        
 2014-2015 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 33 2.51 .919 |        
 2015-2016 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 37 2.20 .927 |        
 2016-2017 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 40 2.22 .926 |        
  USA WC 0 - - |        
 2017-2018 Ontario Reign AHL 41 2.58 .910 | Playoffs 4 2.38 .915
 2018-2019 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 2.60 .924 |        
  Ontario Reign AHL 38 4.02 .896 |        
 2019-2020 Ontario Reign AHL 14 2.46 .932 |        

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