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Fantasy Summary

Composed netminder who moves fluidly in his crease. Will have to refine his positioning and work on cutting down angles as he progresses.


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July 2022 – Dyck has been selected by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

June 2022 – Reid Dyck is an interesting goaltender to evaluate. From a statistical standpoint, one would think that he had a rough year (.884 in 23 WHL games, .855 in three WJC-U18 games). However, I think that if you asked him or the people who watched him closely, you would hear relatively positive things. Coming into the season, Dyck had only played eight WHL games. By the end of it, he had established himself as Swift Current’s starter for next year, had been named one of Team Canada’s top-three players at the U18 World Championships, and had impressed viewers at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

From a technical standpoint, Dyck is a bit of a mixed bag. His strong edge work and relative fluidity in movement allow him to travel quickly and effectively. He is strong at traveling through the middle of the crease where necessary, appropriately adjusting his angle. He has quiet feet and hands, traveling around his net in a controlled manner, allowing himself to get set for shots before they are released. Dyck is a physically large goaltender who uses his size and athleticism to make saves. He is effective at sealing the bottom of the net and attacking pucks with his gloves on chances around the net. However, he tends to play very deep in his net, which leads to him getting beat cleanly due to the extra available space. In order to play at the next level and consistently save shots from higher-level shooters, he will need to ensure that he is regularly challenging the shooter to a greater degree. This additional range of motion may put some strain on his lateral movement, which will be something to keep an eye on.

Dyck will be a project goaltender for whoever drafts him this summer. His game will need some refining, but there are enough projectable tools there that I would feel comfortable using a mid-round pick on him. Stepping into his new role next year as Swift Current’s starter will be an important phase in his development, and one that I will be interested in keeping an eye on. Colin Hunter

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 2004
Height 6‘4”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 6; Overall: 183

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2017-2018 Pembina Valley Hawks U15 AAAWAAA U1516 2.90 .904|      
 2018-2019 Pembina Valley Hawks U15 AAAWAAA U1523 3.44 .912|      
 2019-2020 Pembina Valley Hawks U18 AAAMU18HL22 2.26 .931|Playoffs3 1.33 .968
 2020-2021 Winkler FlyersMJHL5 2.78 .920|      
  Swift Current BroncosWHL8 4.10 .881|      
 2021-2022 Swift Current BroncosWHL23 4.26 .884|      
  Canada U18WJC-183 6.58 .855|      
 2022-2023 Swift Current BroncosWHL10 3.85 .888|      

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