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A slightly undersized netminder who has all the tools to overcome the slight height deficit.


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July 2022 – Garand was recently named CHL goalie of the year, after posting a remarkable record of 34 wins in 45 games played, along with a 2.16 GAA with a .925 save percentage. In the CHL playoffs, Garand’s numbers were even better, as he posted a stingy 1.92 GAA with a .933 save percentage in 17 appearances.  The 2020 fourth round pick, who signed his ELC with New York in December 2021, will confidently approach his 2022-2023 season after his strong campaign with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers during this past season. Brendan Ferry

 

January 2021 – Garand served as Team Canada’s backup goaltender throughout the duration of their Silver Medal winning tournament. Although he did some time in Canada’s crease during the preliminary round, the Ranger prospect was passed over in favour of Devon Levi, who backstopped the Canadian’s throughout the tournament. Garand could return next year for a second attempt to backstop Canada in the tournament. Brayden Olafson

 

December 2020 – Garand was one of the five goaltenders invited to Canada’s World Junior selection camp this winter. Although the WHL has yet to kick off for the 2021 season, Garand is likely one of the favourites to form Canada’s battery for the 2021 edition of the World Junior Championship. Brayden Olafson

 

October 2020 – The Rangers selected Dylan Garand in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Entry draft. The Kamloops Blazers 18-year-old netminder blends a highly athletic ability with a solid technical foundation. Although he plays a relatively unorthodox style for today’s goaltender, Garand is a workhorse and has a good chance at becoming at least a serviceable backup goaltender in the NHL one day.  Brayden Olafson

 

September 2020 – The Kamloops Blazers netminder has shown that he is more than capable of playing in a starter’s role at the WHL level. His save percentage (.921) was very good for a 17-year-old netminder in the WHL, tied for third among goaltenders with at least 20 games. His glove hand is quick and he directs shots with his rebound up into the netting quite well. He has quick feet but can overslide at times when powering off the post. His composure in net improved this year as he’s begun to mature as a young man, showing a calmness that was admirable, particularly in the second half of the season. The biggest issue with Garand as a prospect is that he is only 6’1″ and teams have been trending bigger in net for years now and don’t seem to be relenting on that notion any time soon. From a talent point, Garand should be a top-60 pick but the size has like Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 7, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 103

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2015-2016 Juan de Fuca Grizzlies U15 T1U15 A1- - -|      
 2016-2017 Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep GCSSHL U1513 1.15 .959|Playoffs3 2.57 .927
  Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep GJohn Reid Bantam3 1.33 .950|      
 2017-2018 Delta Hockey Academy U18 PrepCSSHL U1822 2.12 .931|Playoffs2 3.44 .920
  Team British Columbia WHL Cup3 2.96 .877|      
  Kamloops BlazersWHL3 3.14 .905|      
  Campbell River StormVIJHL0 - -|Playoffs4 2.01 .925
 2018-2019 Team Red U17-Dev- - -|      
  Kamloops BlazersWHL27 2.94 .902|Playoffs3 3.42 .879