Joel Hofer

St. Louis Blues
http://www.independentsportsnews.com/2018/06/23/hofer-selected-st-louis-blues-2018-nhl-draft/

Fantasy Summary

Big goaltender who displays wonderful focus and ability to stay square to shooters


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 30, 2000
Height 6‘4”
Weight 161 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 107

Observations

September 2019 – Hofer was sent back to Portland on the 17th and heads into his third WHL season as the number one goaltender for the Winterhawks. Through his first two games Hofer has been solid posting a .922 save percentage and 2.00 goals against average. Hofer has already tasted AHL competition and should prove to be too good for the WHL at this point in his career. There are a lot of players ahead of Hofer, which means the Blues have the luxury of letting him marinate for a few more years in the AHL. Sam Stern

May 2018 – For most of the season Hofer was anchored by an abysmal Swift Current Broncos team that won just 11 games, and he was later dealt to Portland. The 18-year-old took several steps in his development this year. He kept his save percentage above .900 during his time with Swift Current and saw his numbers improve with Portland. The season all culminated with him signing an ELC and making his first professional start with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. Sam Stern


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2015-2016 Pursuit of Excellence 16U NAPHL 16U 12 2.92 .890 |        
  Pursuit of Excellence Varsity CSSVHL 15 1.74 .937 | Playoffs 2 3.50 .879
  Pursuit of Excellence Prep CSSHL 6 3.20 .887 |        
 2016-2017 Pursuit of Excellence 18U NAPHL 18U 11 3.10 .883 | Playoffs 2 1.92 .918
  Pursuit of Excellence Prep CSSHL 14 2.85 .915 | Playoffs 2 8.00 .826
 2017-2018 Swift Current Broncos WHL 19 2.61 .914 | Playoffs 2 2.60 .875
  Swift Current Broncos M-Cup 0 - - |        
 2018-2019 Swift Current Broncos WHL 30 4.02 .904 |        
  Portland Winterhawks WHL 18 3.18 .911 | Playoffs 5 4.03 .871
  San Antonio Rampage AHL 1 4.11 .886 |        
 2019-2020 Portland Winterhawks WHL 43 2.45 .916 |        
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2.77 .906 |        
  Canada U20 WJC-20 6 1.30 .946 |        

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