193. Juuse Saros
Still need an extra goaltender in the late rounds of the draft? Take a flier on Juuse Saros, it may pay off for you.
Saros could potentially take some starts away from Pekka Rinne, as he turns 37 years old in November, so Saros will likely benefit from load management.
The 24-year-old isn’t shabby either. In 27 starts last season, Saros went 17-10-2 with three shutouts and boasted a .915 save percentage and a 2.62 goals-against average.
Those numbers are starter quality numbers, so picking him this late in the draft could very well benefit your team, especially considering he may get more starts this season.
Saros is the Nashville Predators goaltender of the future, so it is important to start keeping tabs on him now.
If he’s available in the 20th-22nd round of the draft and you’re still in need of a goaltender, you could very well take a chance on him, it might pay off.