Massive-framed goalie with a commanding and confident presence in goal; while he can lose track of pucks through heavy coverage, this area of his game has consistently improved.
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June 2023 – The Canadiens opted not to offer Dichow a contract, and he’s now a free agent. While his SHL performances haven’t been incredible, being a figment in the league as a 22-year-old will likely be enough for him to find a contract elsewhere in North America. Aaron Itovitch
May 2022 – Frederik Dichow had an excellent 2021-22 season in the Allsvenskan in his second professional season, posting 18 wins, a .930 SV%, and a 2.27 GAA through 28 games with Kristianstads, leading the league in SV% on a very average team; his team won just five of the 19 games he did not start. Dichow’s performances earned him a contract with Frölunda HC, which will begin next season. As such, he will have the opportunity to really raise his stock with a strong SHL season, as he also has a decent shot at the starting job. Goalies are notoriously challenging to evaluate and their development curves are longer and more erratic than skaters’, so Frederik Dichow is far from a sure thing of making it to the NHL, but he has progressed from a complete unknown goalie playing in Denmark to the potential starting goalie for one of the biggest teams outside the NHL in Frolunda, which in itself is impressive. Habs fans will also have an opportunity to watch him play during the World Championships this month, in a tournament that will feature fellow Habs Sean Farrell, Jordan Harris, Josh Anderson, and Joel Armia, as well as 2022 Draft prospects Simon Nemec, David Jiricek, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Adam Sykora. Sebastian High