Austin Lotz was busy during the month of September, spending most of it with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks.
Lotz earned an invite to Canucks camp after having a career year in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips. Lotz posted a 31-18-3-2 record, 2.53 goals-against average, .905 saves percentage and five shutouts for the Silvertips last season.
With Vancouver, Lotz appeared in one pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers during the Young Stars tournament in Penticton, BC. Lotz was tested often as he turned aside 29 of the 33 shots sent his way through 3 periods and overtime. Lotz and the Canucks put up a great effort on the penalty kill, killing 6 of 7 penalties against. Unfortunately, the Canucks fell short to the Oilers 4-3 in overtime.
With a strong showing at the Prospect Tournament, Lotz also earned the invite to take part in the Vancouver Canucks main camp.
A GDI staple to the training centre, Lotz has been training with the company for over 5 years now. Lotz has taken part in GDI one-on-one personal training sessions along with the Total GDI Academy in the Off-Season where he goes through 3 different types of on-ice sessions per week and three to five Off-Ice Training sessions with our partners EL1TE Performance