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Fantasy Summary

Large, composed netminder with accurate and controlled lateral movements, great reflexes and post coverage. Struggles with shots that are closer to his body, and can give up avoidable rebounds, but could become a fringe starter at the NHL level.


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January 2022 — Brennan is the top netminder on NHL Central Scouting’s North American Goaltenders list at the moment, and has a lot of interesting tools upon which to build his game. Behind a losing record (8-12-0), a 3.43 goals against average and a .902 save percentage hides a composed goaltender with great edgework which helps him cover his posts, an active mind and an impressive tendency to divert pucks into areas for his teammates to pick up. As is the case for every goaltender in this draft, there are weaknesses in his game which will likely keep him out of the top-two rounds, such as his inefficiency on shots that force him to squeeze his arms to his chest and his inconsistent puck-playing, both in terms of his handling ability and the moments he chooses to activate behind his net. He reads shooters’ intentions well, but can fall into anticipation easily and can bite hard on redirects, fakes and dekes.

The Prince George Cougars netminder will see added responsibilities as the team has traded its first-string goaltender, Taylor Gauthier, to make way for Brennan in net, and will likely improve upon his numbers as the year goes on as a result of the increasing amount of starts. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 27, 2003
Height 6‘4”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2016-2017 Winnipeg Monarchs U14 AAAWAAA U1416 1.91 .911|Playoffs9 1.59 .945
 2017-2018 Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg U15CSSHL U1516 1.52 .947|Playoffs4 3.20 .917
  Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg U15John Reid Bantam2 2.50 .920|      
 2018-2019 Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg U18CSSHL U1819 2.69 .909|Playoffs1 6.00 .760
  Rink Hockey Academy U18 AAANAPHL 18U2 1.00 .920|      
  Team Manitoba CWG4 4.48 .897|      
  Prince George CougarsWHL1 5.90 .800|      
 2019-2020 Prince George CougarsWHL15 3.34 .887|      
  Canada White U17WHC-174 3.35 .872|      
 2020-2021 Prince George CougarsWHL4 2.16 .933|      
  Canada U18WJC-180 - -|      
 2021-2022 Prince George CougarsWHL39