Top 5 goaltender prospects Sabres fans must know about in the 2024 NHL Draft

Like all organizations, the Buffalo Sabres can use another goaltender in the system, and the 2024 NHL Draft offers some good value prospects.
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Carter George, Owen Sound Attack

Since he won’t turn 18 until late May, Carter George has more room to grow, and what we have seen so far shouldn’t even imply his overall potential. He still has a lot of time to grow from what is currently a 6’1, 185 lbs frame, and you can also expect him to build on what was his first full season as a starting goaltender with the Owen Sound Attack. 

George’s season wasn’t outstanding, culminating with a 3.30 GAA, a 0.907 save percentage, and 23 wins, but his four shutouts indicate he’s capable of enjoying some epic performances. That wasn’t the case in the postseason, as he started and lost all four games en route to a 4.08 GAA and a 0.904 save percentage, the latter of which wasn’t too bad. 

He also did a fantastic job during his two starts in the World Juniors 18, snagging two wins, a 1.50 GAA, and a 0.946 save percentage. For a goaltender in a weaker class, he’s a prime candidate to be the first off the board, so if Adams were to reach for someone, it would be George. 

His youth and the way he managed to pull off a decent overall performance should entice NHL front offices, and you can expect him to make leaps in 2024-25 and later on. Overall, George would create impeccable competition with Scott Ratzlaff in the future if drafted.