Swayman is playing some great hockey, he currently sits sixth in the nation with a .932 SV%, is 8-4-1 overall and is 5-0-1 in his last six starts. Swayman was a terrific pick up in the draft for the Boston Bruins. He is a big goaltender who has great net coverage with the ability to track the puck and move post-to-post smoothly. He is also not afraid to play the puck, he has great control of the puck behind the net and in other areas of the ice and is not afraid to get his stick in the play to try and make a save. “I’m just kind of an active goalie, challenging the player instead of staying back in the crease.” said Swayman. Former Boston goaltender, Tim Thomas who lead the B’s to win the 2011 Stanley Cup, was a pretty active goaltender. Could we compare Swayman to Thomas? Yes and no, Swayman in my opinion has the potential to be better than Tim Thomas.
If Swayman develops nicely and keeps playing well at UMaine, i’m sure the Bruins will have him playing in the AHL (Providence Bruins) before we know it. With Zane McIntyre and Daniel Vladar being the only talent the B’s have in their goaltending prospect pool, Swayman was a great choice by Boston. You can track Swayman’s progress on the UMaine website and on their hockey twitter page.
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