Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Goalies at the 2018 Draft

GUELPH, ON - JANUARY 25: Olivier Rodrigue #33 of Team Cherry watches for a puck against Team Orr in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects game at the Sleeman Centre on January 25, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Team Cherry defeated Team Orr 7-4. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
GUELPH, ON - JANUARY 25: Olivier Rodrigue #33 of Team Cherry watches for a puck against Team Orr in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects game at the Sleeman Centre on January 25, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Team Cherry defeated Team Orr 7-4. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Lukas Dostal

2017-18 Team: SK Horacka Slavia Trebic, Czech Liga
Date of Birth: Jun. 22, 2000 (17 years old)
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 165 lbs.
Catches: Left

Ranked #1 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Goalies)

Last season, Lukas Dostal was on loan to SK Horacka Slavia Trebic of the Czech Liga, which is the tier-two league in the country. In 20 games with the club, he posted a 2.43 goals against and .921 save percentage.

Bill Placzek of Draftsite projects Dostal to go late in the second round, to the Arizona Coyotes, who have Minnesota’s second-rounder. Placzek considers Lukas to be a well balanced, well controlled goalie with a cool and calm demeanor. The scout praises the goalie’s glove hand and balance in all directions. He adds that Dostal “Is under control and angles shots off into the corners lessening rebounds in the middle area.”

As with Rodigue, scouts see an issue with his size, hoping he’ll get taller and maybe a little bulkier. Greg Balloch of In Goal Magazine calls him a “Czech super-goalie…[who] has all of the footwork and speed of a high-end prospect.”

Kournianos admires Dostal’s quickness both in his reactions and in his glove and blocker.

I’d say the Colorado Avalanche might give Lukas Dostal a look if Rodrigue is already gone in the third round. He might be a good fourth-rounder if still available.