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European Goaltenders: 1-5

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
1 Samu Perhonen, JYP-JR (FIN-JR)

Born: March 7, 1993

Born In: Jamsankoski, FIN

Catches: Left

GP: 29   GAA: 2.71   SV%: .922
LOWDOWN: Perhonen will entice clubs looking to build depth in the net for several reasons. First of all, he's quick. Very quick. His agility and speed in between the pipes make him difficult to beat once he has a read on a shooter. Perhonen is also fundamentally sound and his technique continues to evolve as he matures.

2 Magnus Hellberg, Almtuna (SWE-2)

Born: April 4, 1991

Born In: N/A

Catches: Left

GP: 31   GAA: 2.04   SV%: .935
LOWDOWN: At 6'5, Hellberg takes up a lot of space in net and cuts off a lot of angles for shooters. In addition to his sheer size, he moves side-to-side very well.  Statistically, he's miles ahead of his peers and that may entice some NHL clubs to nab him the first two rounds.The Swede reads the game very well and may turn out to the netminding dark horse in the draft.

3 Jaroslav Pavelka, HR. Kralove Jr. (CZREP-JR)

Born: September 12, 1993

Born In: Dvur Kraloven Labem, CZE

Catches: Left

GP: 44   GAA: 2.68   SV%: .924
LOWDOWN: Pavelka's technique would best be described as raw but his competitiveness will turn scouts heads. He's shown a willingness to work at improving and would is suited for long-term development by an NHL club. Once his technique is polished, he has a chance at becoming a full-time player in the league.

4 Benjamin Conz, Langnau (SWISS)

Born: September 13, 1991

Born In: Porrentruy, CZE

Catches: Right

GP: 46   GAA: 2.98   SV%: .905
LOWDOWN: Unlike the majority of top ranked European goalies, Conz lacks height and his weight has some scouts concerned about his conditioning. He's been playing with men for the past three seasons and is leaned upon heavily by Langnau. His numbers are average but he has raw talent that can be molded into NHL material.

5 Lars Volden, Blues Jr. (FIN-JR)

Born: July 26, 1992

Born In: Oslo, NOR

Catches: Left

GP: 24   GAA: 2.76   SV%: .907
LOWDOWN: While Volden is by far the best goaltending prospect to come out of Norway, he still has a long way to go when it comes to proving he can play consistently at a high level. He made major strides when he opted to move to Finland to play in a better league and has managed to post very good numbers with the Blues. His athleticism is his strength and thanks to his time with the Blues, he's able to read plays well.

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