The Vancouver Canucks have a big name on their development camp roster.
It’s John McLean – who is of no relation to the former Devils coach/player because his name is spelled differently. He’s a 6-foot-9 goaltender – which is freaking huge!.
Game changer? Project? Maybe a publicity stunt?
The 25-year-old McLean spent four years at Gustavus Adolphus College, a Division-III school in Minnesota. In 2013-14 he had a 1.96 goals against average and .920 save percentage in 26 games.
Look at how low he gets in his goaltender’s position ... such a low crouch:
It used to be teams would put the ‘fat kid’ in goal. Now they’re just putting super tall guys in net. The man is a freaking giant. (Humming ‘In the valley of the Jolly Green Giant …’).
Please give us a caption for the below photo? He's like a goaltending Gandalf to Frodo and Samwise -- since we're on a Hobbit theme today.
Last season in three games with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League, the Eagan, Minnesota native had a 3.54 goals against average and .895 save percentage. The NHL’s tallest goaltender is Ben Bishop at 6-foot-7. So McLean would be like the Zdeno Chara of netminders perhaps? Not really, just because Chara was actually a project turned elite prospect turned likely Hall of Fame defenseman.
Maybe the Canucks think they can mold him?
At very least they can't stretch him any more ... zing!
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