Edward Pasquale, G
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Drafted: 2009 by Atlanta Thrashers, 117th Overall
February 2015 – Pasquale is still out due to off-season hip surgery and there is no timetable for his return. Looks as though he will not play the remainder of the season and it is unknown what his future holds, but he is an RFA so Washington still holds his rights. Pat Quinn
March 2014 – With the Jets having no backup signed for next season, the team could look in a new direction from Al Montoya. Pasquale’s .920 SV% and might be enough to let management give him a shot behind Ondrej Pavelec as a cheap and interesting option. The large turn around in his numbers are less about the growth of him, but that of his collective St. John’s team. If you’re a bottom feeder looking for a potential backup next season, he might be a lucrative option. I said similar things about him last year as maybe premature promotion, but the Jets made a good choice in giving him this season and allowing him to be in an optimal window for goalie development. Jason Banks
June 2013 – Pasquale had a solid season on a poor St. John’s team in the AHL. He finished with 2.79 GAA and .907 SV% over 43 games. He could use another AHL season to continue his growth, but with Winnipeg not having a backup signed for next season, his promotion could come sooner than expected. Keep an eye on him as he would make a decent backup option for a low end fantasy team struggling in the crease. Jason Banks
November 2012 – Currently is the lone notable prospect in the Jets system playing in the blue paint. Pasquale is a tall tender, and is one of the few coming along in the game that has a bit of old school, standup style to his game. His refinements of late are starting to get him more lowered and stronger laterally, but naturally he likes to play upright and create high sightlines while challenging players to make him move. He is not overly talented, but very dependable. His junior career lacked luster, but he was a winning goalie that was above 900 and appeared in three playoff runs. His transition to pro was rather smooth and he has shown an ability to play at the AHL level, and grow within himself to lead St. John’s through a strong playoff run last season. At this moment Jets have no reason to push him forward and he is likely going to spend another pair or more season’s in the AHL developing for the prime time. Jason Banks
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Currently he seems like he will be a low-end to average starter at the NHL level carrying respectable numbers with him. He is early in the value assessment stage and could advance as more is seen from him, thus makes him a risky draft pick in fantasy.
Excellent video of his work and style of the course of an ECHL game. Notice the tendency to stay on the feet and discomfort on some shots while low. (Wheeling shooters try to keep many shots in his feet)
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