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A towering, athletic netminder who has found consistency by improving his posture and positioning. Will be a long wait in fantasy but has the tools to become an NHL starter down the line.


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August 2023 – It was a rocky year for Guzda as a rookie pro with the AHL Checkers, but he was always going to be a longer-term project. His shaky numbers in 2022-23 do not change his projection as a potential NHL starter down the line. In fact, he has a history of slow transitions: it was not until his fourth year in the OHL that he started to dominate, for instance. Guzda has a large frame (6-5) and can be an absolute wall when he is on his game. Under the tutelage of Florida alum Roberto Luongo and legendary goalie coach Francois Allaire, Guzda is in good hands and should have plenty of opportunities to learn from his mistakes as the Panthers pipeline is quite barren between the pipes. Ben Gehrels

June 2022 – The undrafted Guzda had a comeback season after being traded mid-year to become the starter of the Barrie Colts (OHL). He had some difficulty adapting to the OHL level a couple years ago, which is a bit concerning, but he focused on playing strong angles with more aggression and his teammates now praise the confidence he inspires. He excelled during the season and showed the ability to elevate his game in the playoffs (0.929). With Sergei Bobrovsky signed long-term and Spencer Knight his clear heir apparent, Guzda will have time and space to continue his development under the tutelage of Florida alum Roberto Luongo. He will likely end up starting for the AHL Checkers over the next few years until he is ready to become Florida’s back up. Ben Gehrels

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 11, 2001
Height 6‘5”
Weight 216 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 TPH Thunder 14U AAAT1EHL 14U8 1.00 .934|Playoffs3 1.33 .942
  TPH Thunder 14U AAA14U AAA22 1.55 .930|      
 2015-2016 TPH Thunder 16U AAAT1EHL 16U7 2.97 .906|Playoffs2 2.00 .892
  TPH Thunder 16U OHL Cup2 10.83 -|      
  DHI Octane Selects U15WSI U155 1.66 .907|      
 2016-2017 Honeybaked 16U AAAHPHL 16U11 1.49 .918|      
  Team Columbia USA-S152 3.33 .886|      
  Team HNO OGC-164 3.80 .851|      
 2017-2018 Team White U17-Dev2 2.79 .911|      
  Owen Sound AttackOHL30 3.20 .879|Playoffs3 3.30 .884
 2018-2019 Owen Sound AttackOHL49 3.63 .878|Playoffs5 4.25 .873
 2019-2020 Owen Sound AttackOHL51 3.18 .900|      
 2020-2021 Owen Sound AttackOHL0 - -|      
 2021-2022 Owen Sound AttackOHL10 3.20 .915|      
  Barrie ColtsOHL31 2.52 .915|Playoffs4 2.51 .929
 2022-2023 Florida PanthersNHL0 - -|      
  Charlotte CheckersAHL29 2.88 .897|Playoffs5 3.75 .853
 2023-2024 Charlotte CheckersAHL2 2.02 .930|      
 2024-2025 Charlotte CheckersAHL- - -|