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Fantasy Summary

Big, solid goaltender with quick hands and an aggressive playing style. Sometimes gets himself into trouble with his attack first mentality but should continue to fine tune his game with the University of Maine.


Observations

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October 2021 – Well, don’t look now but there might be goalie battle in Boston this year.  Newly signed Ullmark will have to battle Swayman for the top spot.  Management will likely give Ullmark the nod at first because of his new contract, but if Swayman continues his strong play he could be the number one goalie by mid-season.  He showed how good he was last year splitting time with Rask going 7-3 down the stretch.  With Boston back in the Atlantic division this year, they might have to fight for the final playoff spot so running a hot goalie like Swayman might be the right choice. Rick Greco

July 2021 – Swayman’s incredible rookie season might lead some to believe that he has been tending goal professionally for several years, slowly earning himself a call-up to the NHL. In reality, the former college star has 20 total games of pro experience under his belt but played so well that he has likely earned a greater opportunity for the 2021-22 campaign. It is likely that the Bruins let Jaroslav Halak walk in free agency, which leaves the door open for Swayman to seize the backup, or perhaps even the starter’s role, in Boston. The sky is the limit for the former Maine Black Bear, and he could ascend to fantasy prominence as early as this fall. Chris Mazza

April 2021 – Swayman has given the Bruins plenty to think about as the playoffs draw closer. After performing as one of the AHL’s best goalies for Providence, he was recalled to Boston after both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav