Everett Silvertips goalie Austin Lotz may not top the list of draft eligible goalies this year, but he just might turn out to be one of the best. Lotz has come on this season for Everett and in many ways has carried his club. Hailing from St. Adolphe, MB the six foot goalie is a fierce competitor who battles all game long and never gives up on a play. He has led a young Everett team to the playoffs and many nights has had to stand on his head to do so. He finished the season with a save percentage of .907 and a lot of shots. In his 42 games the young goalie faced an average of 32 shots a game.
Everett’s Austin Lotz is an underrated NHL prospect (Christopher Mast, Everett Silvertips)
Growing up in Manitoba Lotz donned the goalie gear pretty early on. “I started playing goalie when I was seven,” he said. “I guess in what they call Tim Bits now, we called it Squirts, that was the only time I was a player.” This season was Lotz’s first as the regular goalie as he only played 17 games last year backing up Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kent Simpson. Lotz says sitting behind an established NHL prospect like Simpson did wonders for him and his game. For the full article Click Here.