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POTENTIAL LATE ROUND GEMS - GOALTENDERS

Torie Peterson highlights five netminders who could be diamonds in the rough in this year's draft

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames hold four picks in the 2018 NHL Draft: 105, 108, 167 and 198. With this in mind, CalgaryFlames.com's Torie Peterson has profiled five goaltenders who may be available in the back-half of the draft and could end up being potential diamonds in the rough:

Jakub Skarek - HC Dukla Jihlava - 2.41 GAA, .913 SP% in 21 games

The lanky Skarek is best known for his athleticism, moving extremely well for a goaltender growing into his 6-foot-3 frame. He's agile and flexible, throwing himself into position and making tough saves thanks to his lightning-fast reaction time. He isn't afraid to challenge shooters, playing aggressively whenever he deems it necessary.

Rankings: NHL Central Scouting European Goaltenders - 2, Red Line Report - 72, Future Considerations - 95, ISS Goaltenders - 5

Olof Lindbom - Djurgardens IF J20 - 3.10 GAA, .897 SP% in 20 games

Lindbom owns a poised, focused game. He maintains a consistent demeanor, no matter what goes on in a tilt, and is able to shake off goals quickly. The Swede moves well in the blue paint, keeping himself in position with quick lateral movements.

Rankings: NHL Central Scouting European Goaltenders - 5, Red Line Report - 98, Future Considerations - 259, ISS Goaltenders - 9

Olivier Rodrigue - Drummondville - 2.54 GAA, .903 SP% in 53 games

Much like Lindbom, Rodrigue has a calm demeanor to him, easily settling into games and keeping his focus no matter what is thrown at him. He's not the biggest goaltender in this year's draft class but his strong positioning has allowed him to thrive in the QMJHL.

Rankings: NHL Central Scouting North American Goaltenders - 1, Red Line Report - 39, Future Considerations - 101, ISS Goaltenders -1

Justus Annunen - Karpat U20 - 2.31 GAA, .907 SP% in 26 games

In addition to a strong season with Karpat, the Finn was lights out for his country this year, helping them capture gold at the U18's with 2.00 GAA and a .914 save percentage. He has an NHL frame - 6-foot-4, 207-lb. - and reads plays very well, staying in position and tracking the puck at a high level.

Rankings: NHL Central Scouting European Goaltenders - 4, Red Line Report - 61, Future Considerations - 93, ISS Goaltenders - 4

Amir Miftakhov - Irbis Kazan - 1.91 GAA, .934 SP% in 26 games

Miftakhov could be the most athletic goaltender in this year's draft class, possessing a unique blend of speed, agility and sharp reflexes. He has an excellent glove hand and rebound control. He's stands only 6-feet tall but his balanced skill set makes up for his smaller frame.

Rankings: NHL Central Scouting European Goaltenders - 3, Red Line Report - 66, Future Considerations - 120, ISS Goaltenders - N/A

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