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Fantasy Summary

Successful WHL netminder but limited track record as a starter.


Observations

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October 2022 – Miner will once again be manning the crease in the ECHL for the 2022-23 campaign. As expected, higher-pedigree prospect Annunen owns the AHL starting role and due to his heavy workload, the ECHL is the best spot available to give Miner a reasonable workload as well. He remains a long shot prospect but his play is consistently average or better regardless of league so he will likely have no trouble hanging around in the minors until an opportunity arises. Hayden Soboleski

March 2022 – Miner has been splitting the crease for the ECHL Utah Grizzlies, which is slightly disappointing after signing his ELC last summer. More starts would be a welcome sign, however there are positive signs including a Goaltender of the Week award and the fact that his 0.908 sv% is tops among the six netminders who have suited up for the squad so far this season. Still, he remains several years away from fantasy relevance in most formats. Hayden Soboleski

October 2021 – Miner has turned into a legitimate goaltending prospects for the Avs thanks to solid numbers on an AHL audition in 2020-21, but he has been assigned to the ECHL for the time being. This ensures he will get lots of starts rather than splitting the AHL crease while the organization grooms fellow prospects Annunen. This isn’t discouraging as the 20-year-old still has lots of development to go before entering any NHL conversations. He is worth keeping on your fantasy radar for a few years down the road. Hayden Soboleski

May 2021 – The Avalanche have signed Miner to a 3-year ELC. The 20-year-old will have the opportunity to battle for an AHL position for the 2021-22 campaign, but is still a long-term investment for potential fantasy owners. Wait for his jump to pro before drafting. Hayden Soboleski

 

Miner has more than proven himself worthy of the 7th-round flyer the Avs took on him in 2019. His 0.901 sv% as a backup in his d+1 season didn’t register much with Colorado fans, but due to the delayed WHL 2020-21 campaign he was able to play with the AHL Eagles to start 2020-21 and stole himself a temporary starter’s job. In 6 starts he managed a 0.903 sv% and when forced back to the WHL he set a franchise record shutout streak of over 3 games. He held the starter position throughout the season and finished top-5 in GAA and top-10 in  sv% across the WHL. At 6-1 he is still undersized my modern goaltending standards but that is a speed bump not a roadblock. If he continues to stop pucks at the pro level, he is a legitimate goaltending prospect for the organization. Hayden Soboleski

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 5, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 7; Overall: 202

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Southwest Cougars U15 AAAWAAA U1518 3.45 .888|      
 2015-2016 Brandon Wheat Kings U15 AAAWAAA U1527 1.52 -|Playoffs3 1.67 -
 2016-2017 Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAAMU18HL25 2.64 .911|Playoffs5 4.20 .876
  Team Manitoba WCCC-16- - -|      
 2017-2018 Team Red U17-Dev2 4.01 .891|      
  Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAAMU18HL20 1.64 .941|      
  Vancouver GiantsWHL9 4.20 .885|Playoffs3 3.41 .901
 2018-2019 Vancouver GiantsWHL32 1.98 .924|Playoffs6 2.73 .885
 2019-2020 Vancouver GiantsWHL28 2.76 .901|