Calvin Petersen

by Max Marko on October 9, 2016

Peterson courtesy of the NHL

Calvin Petersen, G

Catches: R

Height: 6-02

Weight: 175

Born: 1994-10-19

Hometown:  Waterloo, IA

Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 129th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2016 – Petersen was named to the watch list for the 2016-2017 Mike Richter Award. Petersen was a candidate last season, but never made it to the finalists list. This season, Petersen will be the Notre Dame Fighting Irish captain and he will be expected to be a top Division I goaltender. Max Marko

February 2016 – Petersen had an incredible January, leading Notre Dame to a 12 game undefeated streak. Calvin finally lost 4-0 to Boston College on January 29th, but only allowed three goals in two games during that streak. He recorded five wins, one loss and three overtime ties in the month of January alone. Paul Zwambag

November 2015 – Cal Petersen is 10 games into his sophomore season and has five wins, two losses and three ties. He has a .913 save percentage and a 2.65 goals against average. Petersen is undefeated when playing against the Hockey East Conference teams. Cal has helped his team to third place in the Hockey East Standings, and has only allowed seven goals against in those four games. Cal's strong showing in Sabres development camp has continued into his NCAA regular season. Petersen is an excellent long term investment, but he may not see the NHL for another three to four years. Goalies are the hardest to predict, not only is it about talent, it has a lot more to do with opportunity. The Sabres have a few long term goalies in their system that Petersen will compete with when he completes school in two and a half years. Paul Zwambag

July 2015 – Cal is going to be a sophomore at Notre Dame next year. He attended the Sabres development camp and gave fans, media and the Buffalo brass a good look at how athletic and quick of a goaltender he is. Petersen still has a lot to improve in his techniques and has to continue to build his confidence and experience. Right now, he isn't projected to be a future NHL starter, but if he could get the opportunity when he comes out of college in three years. It is still too early to define him as a future NHL goaltender. He is at least three to four years away from getting a chance at the NHL. He will finish his college career in 2017-18 and who knows what the Sabres goaltending situation will look like in 2018-19. The Sabres have a good stable of goaltenders, but there isn't one specific guy that is at the top of the list to be guaranteed number one at the NHL level. Paul Zwambag

Petersen has an NCAA record that may never be broken. As a freshman goaltender, Petersen set a single-game record with 87 saves in the longest game in college hockey history at 151:42 minutes. Notre Dame battled Massachusetts for five extra periods in their first game of the Hockey East playoff quarterfinal series. Cal ended up losing that game and the series to end his year. Petersen has the potential to have a good NHL career, but keep an eye on his progress throughout his college career. Paul Zwambag

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Cal Petersen is a long-term investment. If you are in a fantasy league with a deep junior roster, he is worth fitting him onto your team.

 

Footage:

Cal Petersen's Top 5 saves from the 87 that he made on March 3, 2015

 

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