Fantasy Summary

NHL caliber goalie who has many years of professional experience in Switzerland. He could provide depth in net for the Red Wings, but probably not more than an NHL back-up or perhaps 1B if all breaks right.


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June 2022 – The Red Wings have still yet to sign van Pottelberghe. The now 25-year-old has played professionally in Switzerland since 2016 and has yet to come to North America. His performance in the Swiss professional league has been noteworthy as his save percentage has been .914 or better the last four seasons, and he has saved more goals than expected in each of the last three seasons. It is unclear if he will ever come to North America as he is committed to play in the National League in Switzerland in 2022-23 once again. If he does decide to come over, the Red Wings retain his rights. With Jan Bednar and Sebastian Cossa in the system, van Pottelberghe’s path to NHL playing time is cloudy. Victor Nuño

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SUI
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 5, 1997
Height 6‘3”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 110


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 Zug II U15U15-Top1 - -|      
  Swiss Eastern Selects QC Int PW- - -|      
 2010-2011 Zug U15U15-Elit19 - -|      
  Zug U17U17-Elit1 18.00 -|      
 2011-2012 Zug U15U15-Elit21 - -|      
  Zug U17U17-Elit3 1.64 -|      
 2012-2013 Zug U17U17-Elit14 2.62 -|Playoffs4 2.71 -
  Zug U20U20-Elit4 2.17 -|      
  Zug II U20U20-A1 - -|      
  Switzerland U16 (all)International-Jr6 1.79 .930|      
 2013-2014 Linköping HC J18J18 Region8 1.62 .919|