Kyle Keyser

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Keyser has great lateral movement and sees the puck very well through traffic. He performs well when given a larger workload, but after a slow development through the OHL it remains to be seen if he can handle a role as a professional goaltender.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 8, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

January 2019 – Keyser played for Team USA at this year’s WJC, recording a .872 save percentage through two games while taking home a silver medal. Keyser lost his starting job to Cayden Primeau during the tournament, however it was noted that the Bruins prospect was dealing with an illness, which may have contributed to his demotion. While his overall numbers may not suggest it, Keyser looked good in goal for the Americans and made several big saves at crucial moments in the game. He will return to the OHL where he should continue his impressive season for the Oshawa Generals. Chris Mazza

 

December 2018 – Keyser is having an excellent first half with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. He’s first in the OHL in save percentage (minimum 10 games) and his 2.34 GAA puts him third in the league. The six-foot-two goalie excels in all aspects of the game, but his calling card is his ability to stop high danger scoring chances from the slot. This season he’s put up a phenomenal 0.859 save percentage on those high danger shots, good for second in the OHL to this point. Keyser has been invited to the USA World Junior Championship camp where despite his excellent season he’ll face stiff competition to make the team let alone be the starter. Regardless of his making the roster, he’s having a stellar season that should excite Bruins fans for his potential going forward. Stuart Hall

November 2018 – Eligible for the 2017 Draft, Keyser was not selected by an NHL team but remained persistent in his pursuit of a professional contract. He attended development camps with both Chicago and Buffalo during the summer of 2017, later signing his entry level contract with the Bruins that October. He has been the starting goalie for the Oshawa Generals over the last two seasons, posting a save percentage above .900 in both years, including an impressive .935 thus far in 2018-2019. He has impressive quickness and lateral movement, and is very effective in tracking and attacking the puck through traffic. It will be a few years before we know whether Keyser’s ceiling is truly that of an NHL starting goaltender, but as he has consistently improved as a prospect he will be one to monitor moving forward. Chris Mazza

 


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Belle Tire Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 7 2.01 .859 |        
 2014-2015 Team White USA-S15 5 3.60 .909 |        
  Victory Honda U16 T1EHL U16 19 2.27 .916 | Playoffs 3 1.38 .942
  Victory Honda U18 T1EHL U18 1 0.00 1.000 |        
 2015-2016 Flint Firebirds OHL 17 4.37 .880 |        
  Team Columbia USA-S16 5 3.60 .855 |        
 2016-2017 Team Red USA-S17 5 3.66 .871 |        
  Oshawa Generals OHL 26 3.40 .891 | Playoffs 2 2.73 .937
 2017-2018 Oshawa Generals OHL 47 3.16 .904 | Playoffs 5 4.24 .882
 2018-2019 Oshawa Generals OHL 47 2.75 .915 | Playoffs 15 2.83 .925
  Providence Bruins AHL 0 - - | Playoffs 1 3.15 .897
  USA U20 WJC-20 2 2.95 .872 |        
 2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL - - - |        

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