Top 3 Goalie Prospects the Colorado Avalanche should give a look at

With uncertainty looming in the net with shaky postseason goaltending from Alaxandar Georgiev, is it time to look at a younger prospect of the future? Let's take a look.
U18 Five Nations Tournament
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Nicolas Kempf

Another great name on his list is Nicolas Kempf, the Illionis-born goalie committed to the University of Notre Dame next season. As a part of the United States National Team Development Program over the past few seasons, he shined in the last two with the U-17 and U-18 squads.

In his first regular season of USNTDP play, he was 15-11 in 27 games in 2022-23. During the U-17 World Hockey Challenge, he was 4-0 in the tournament, helping the United States make the final before losing to Canada.

Then last season, as a part of the U-18 National Team, Kempf shined even brighter with a record of 23-7. He only allowed an average of 2.99 GAA, and stopped .897 percent of the shots he faced. In the World Junior U-18 last season, he led the US to the final once again, with a 5-1 record and allowed only 1.89 GAA. Once again, they would lose to Canada's U-18 squad.

Talk about having a chip on your shoulder and having something to prove. Kempf is a perfect fit for the Avalanche.