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Tall, athletic goaltender with a lean build. Moves well in his crease but needs to continue to refine his overall technique to grow into a reliable NHL starter.


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November 2022 – Petruzzelli has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 23-year-old netminder signed an AHL contract with the Marlies after opting for free agency rather than signing with Detroit out of college in the summer of 2021 and put up a .927 save percentage in 23 ECHL games during his first pro season.

With multiple injuries in the Leafs’ crease, Petruzzelli took on the lead role for the Marlies early this season and excelled as the primary starter. When Ilya Samsonov went down to injury with Matt Murray already on the shelf, Petruzzelli was the obvious and easiest option but he has also earned it with his play and an NHL contract was likely coming at some point regardless. Depending on the health of Murray and Samsonov moving forward, as well as the performance of Erik Källgren, Petruzzelli could get his chance to prove himself at the NHL level sooner rather than later. Nick Richard

December 2020 – Petruzelli took over the starters job for Quinnipiac University in 2019-2020 and put up an impressive season, finishing with a 2.01 GAA and 0.920 save percentage in 34 games. Though it is still early in his development, last season was a positive step towards professional hockey for the American netminder. Nick Richard

April 2019 – Petruzzelli took a step forward in his development in his sophomore year at Quinnipiac University in both his fundamentals and in his statistics. The problem for him, however, is that he was stuck playing behind one of the top NCAA goalies in the country, Andrew Shortridge, which limited his playing time. With Shortridge signing a professional contract with the San Jose Sharks, Petruzzelli and the Red Wings are both hoping he takes over the starting role next season. Mark Hillier

December 2017 – Petruzzelli has struggled as the backup goalie in his first year at Quinnipiac University.  He was also passed over for Team USA for the 2018 World Junior Championship tournament. It would be fantasy hockey folly to judge him this early however, as he is just 18 years of age and has plenty of time to develop.  Mark Hillier

June 2017 – Known for his quick reaction time and athletic ability to reach difficult shots, the extremely tall Petruzelli looks like the real NHL deal. Praised for his mental approach and professionalism by former NHL goalie and GM for his USHL Muskegon squad John Vanbiesbrouck, he was ranked first among North American goalie prospects in Central Scouting’s mid-terms, slipping below Boston University’s Jake Oettinger to second place on their final list. Plays in a calm and relaxed manner, with recent comparisons made between 6-5, 180-pound Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins, particularly in how he squares up to shots and displays solid rebound control. Petruzelli registered a 22-10-1 record, 2.40 GAA and .918 SV% with the Lumberjacks this campaign. Won a silver medal with Team USA’s U18 squad in Hlinka. Kevin Wickersham

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 9, 1999
Height 6‘6”
Weight 180 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 88

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 New England Jr. Falcons PWQC Int PW2 1.87 -|      
 2013-2014 Pope Francis Prep USHS-Prep9 1.54 .929|      
  Boston Jr. Bruins 16U AAAUSPHL 16U11 1.31 .924|      
 2014-2015 Pope Francis Prep USHS-Prep22 0.99 .951|      
  Springfield Rifles 16U AAAMHSL U163 1.31 -|      
 2015-2016 Team Grey USA-S165 2.42 .910|      
  Selects Academy 18U AAAUSPHL 18U22 1.13 .936|Playoffs3 1.59 .889
 2016-2017 Team Kelly USA-S175 1.20 .938|      
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL35 2.40 .918|Playoffs2 2.61 .885