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Fantasy Summary

Slight-framed, athletic netminder with explosive lateral movements and great reflexes. Could use some technical refining and improvements in his puck-tracking, but might turn into a starting goaltender with the right development.


Observations

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January 2022 – Silverstein’s game revolves around his slighter frame. Aggressive on lone shooters and very mobile, the California native’s lower-body flexibility allows him to close off the post on last-ditch efforts, as well as spread out to cover as much of the bottom-half of the net as a larger netminder would. His edgework has a fluidity about it, both when bracing for shots and when tracking pucks moving laterally, which could translate well. The main knock on Silverstein, and the main reason why he’s likely to be a late-round pick, is a lack of technique which leaves holes in his coverage. His style is very unorthodox and he can lose track of pucks after throwing himself at cross-ice shots, but has a great tendency to stay with the pucks he sees.

Although Silverstein’s record in the USHL so far (3.54 GAA, .866 sv% in 6 GP) doesn’t show much promise, his performances post-draft, when his team will have started developing his weaknesses into strengths, will be much more telling in terms of what the prospect’s future holds. He’s still very raw, but could be a very rewarding project in which to invest a late-round pick in, especially as he heads to Boston College to further his development. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 7, 2004
Height 6‘0”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2016-2017 Anaheim Jr. Ducks QC Int PW2 1.41 -|      
 2017-2018 East Coast Selects O U14WSI U144 1.45 .925|      
 2018-2019 Islanders Hockey Club 16U AAAUSPHL 16U13 3.46 .885|Playoffs0 - -
  Team North America U15WSI U153 4.40 .860|      
 2019-2020 Team Gold USA-S154 4.80 .846|      
  Dexter Southfield School USHS-Prep21 2.45 .886|      
  USA U16 YOG3 3.36 .870|      
  NV River Rats 16U AAA NationalBEAST 16U4 3.10 .863|Playoffs0 - -
  NV River Rats 16U AAA National16U AAA- 2.30 -|      
 2020-2021 U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP16 3.61 .890|      
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL9 4.60 .878|      
 2021-2022 U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP