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Fantasy Summary

Aggressive netminder with quick feet and good reflexes. Needs to work on his awareness and technique, but has enough interesting physical tools to potentially become a fringe starter.


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June 2023 – Ratzlaff was selected 141st overall by the Sabres. Pat Quinn


June 2023 – Despite sharing the net with top WHL goaltender Thomas Milic, Ratzlaff has made a name for himself this season. In 34 games with the powerhouse Seattle Thunderbirds, Ratzlaff posted a .918 save percentage and 2.15 goals-against average.

The main thing that stands out with Ratzlaff is how aggressive he is off the rush. He goes out to way above his blue paint to challenge shooters, keeping an eye on potential passing threats and relying on his quick feet to stay square to the shooter or fly to the side when a pass does make its way through. He has strong reflexes, but does tend to get beat quite often below his hands. He doesn’t plug his holes as efficiently as other netminders due to subpar technique and form. Working on that could bring out the best in Ratzlaff and make him a fringe starter in his mid-twenties. Hadi Kalakeche

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 9, 2005
Height 6‘2”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 5; Overall: 141


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2018-2019 Red Wings Hockey Club U15 PrepHSL U1513 3.12 .900|Playoffs1 4.07 .890
 2019-2020 Lloydminster Lancers U15 AAAAEHL U1517 2.41 .899|Playoffs8 5.33 .805
  Lloydminster Lancers U15 AAAJohn Reid Bantam3 2.92 .890|      
 2020-2021 Northern Alberta Xtreme U16 PrepCSSHL U161 0.00 1.000|      
  Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL3 2.98 .867|      
 2021-2022 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL22 2.48 .904|      
 2022-2023 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL34 2.15 .918|      
  Seattle ThunderbirdsMemorial Cup- - -|      
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0.50 .976|      
 2023-2024 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL52 3.33 .905|      
  Rochester AmericansAHL0 - -|      
  Canada U20WJC-20- - -|      
 2024-2025 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL- - -|