Fantasy Summary

Technically sound and composed goaltender who is fluid in his movements. Will need to improve his tracking abilities but has the tools to become a quality NHL netminder.


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July 2023 – The Detroit Red Wings began the second day of the 2023 NHL draft by adding to their goalie pipeline by selecting local goaltender Trey Augustine with the 41st overall pick. The 6’1 netminder, is committed to play as a freshman at Michigan State and is also a product of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. The 18 year old posted a 2.21 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 32 games this past season while posting a 24-1-2 record. In the World Junior Championships for Team USA, Augustine had a .891 save percentage and a 2.85 GAA in six games, winning four as the USA took home the gold. Augustine is technically sound and his net-front awareness is one of his best attributes. He will need to work on his tracking with the Spartans. He instantly slots in as the Wings number two goalie prospect behind Sebastian Cossa and should be considered as a late-round flier in the majority of dynasty leagues. Evan Sabourin

June 2023 – Augustine was selected 41st overall by the Red Wings. Pat Quinn

December 2022 – An early frontrunner for my favorite goalie in this class, Augustine is almost everything a goalie coach hopes to achieve in their athletes. Augustine has been on fire to start the year, going 12-0-2 with a .930 save percentage through 14 games so far. As a reward, he was given a “B” rating by NHL Central Scouting in their preliminary list and was the only 2005-born goalie to be invited to Team USA’s U20 camp. Despite being “only” 6-1, Augustine’s mechanics and composure make him both a top goaltender in his league and a promising prospect.

Every time I watch Augustine, I’m immediately reminded of what makes him special. In a class of highly technical and composed goalies, Augustine is second to none in those aspects. His movements are fluid and his body remains compact, taking the most efficient routes to get to pucks. He tracks pucks well, transitioning between techniques with ease. Most notably to me, his glove positioning is excellent, consistently attacking outwards and catching/deflecting pucks out in front of his body. His upper body and feet are exceptionally quiet, with very little unnecessary movement. I appreciate his ability to make smart choices on standing versus RVH decisions, and I think that it serves him well, allowing him to aggressively gain depth or seal the ice where necessary. My criticisms of his game are not minor, however. Augustine has struggled with rebound control in my viewings, particularly on shots to his lower body. While he does have strong recovery abilities and leads well with his gloves to mitigate the danger of rebounds, unnecessary chances can be fatal at higher levels of hockey. Further, his anticipation and processing abilities have not stood out to me in my viewings. While his lateral quickness is solid once in motion, he seems to pick up passes a split second later than some of his peers, which once again could cause issues as he advances levels.

To summarize, Augustine is an incredibly technical goalie who thrives on control. He has performed at an exceptionally high level thus far, and should be one of the first goaltenders taken in the 2023 NHL draft. Colin Hunter

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 23, 2005
Height 6‘1”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 2; Overall: 41


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Detroit Red Wings Brick Invitational6 3.04 .882|      
 2017-2018 Detroit Honeybaked QC Int PW- - -|      
 2019-2020 Honeybaked 14U AAAHPHL 14U9 1.33 .919|      
 2020-2021 Honeybaked 15U AAAHPHL 15U5 0.60 -|      
 2021-2022 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL16 3.64 .891|      
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP17 3.23 .899|      
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP9 2.34 .911|      
  USA U18WJC-184 2.77 .882|      
 2022-2023 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL14 2.34 .928|      
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP1 2.00 .943|      
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP33 2.13 .926|      
  USA U18WJC-186 1.61 .934|      
  USA U20WJC-206 2.85 .891|      
 2023-2024 Michigan State Univ.NCAA35 2.96 .915|      
  USA U20WJC-204 1.75 .936|