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Fantasy Summary

Was a highly-regarded goalie prospect in junior hockey but hasn’t been able to have similar success in pro hockey. Too early to give up entirely but chances are he won’t be fantasy relevant.


Observations

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January 2022 – Fucale has played in just 10 AHL games, but has also seen time called up to the NHL squad cutting in to his AHL starting time. Five of his AHL games have seen his save percentage over .900, so he has not had the luster he had last year but he is not playing terribly. His first start in November against Detroit resulted in a shut out, but his second start against Boston resulted in him being pulled, so there is still work to do for him to become more consistent. Between those two games he was brought in for relief and only let in one goal on 28 shots through around five periods of hockey. There may be something there as a future 1A/1B, or potentially above average, starter but it will take some time. Pat Quinn

 

October 2021 – Fucale is set up to hopefully get more starts in 2021-2022 as he only had 12 total games in 2020-2021, but played lights out all year. He will likely be the 1A in Hershey as the Capitals will want to see if he can develop in to an NHL starter, especially if Samsonov or Vanecek do not work out. Pat Quinn

 

May 2021 – Fucale has seemingly put himself back on the map among prospect goaltenders with his 2020-2021 season, even though he is 25 years old. Fucale only played in 11 AHL games thanks to being called up by the Capitals and an early season injury. However, in the AHL he was spectacular as he sported a 0.932 save percentage for the season. The Bears were the top AHL team and Fucale did help them achieve that. He als