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Avs Select Spencer Martin 63rd Overall

The Avs dipped into the goaltender pool snagging the fifth ranked North American prospect for goalies in Spencer Martin from the Mississauga Steelheads. In 46 games, he had a 17-21-0-4 record with a 3.02 goals against average, and 0.906 save percentage.

Martin is part of the new breed of taller goaltenders that NHL teams have started to fall in love with in recent years. He takes advantage of his size, and challenges shooters, by coming out of his net and playing his angles very well. Martin plays a solid butterfly style and uses his extremely strong and quick legs to take away the bottom of the net very effectively. Up top he has a quick glove hand, and is decent on the blocker side. His technique is very good for a young goalie. Martin has solid lateral movement, and tracks the puck well. He moves post to post quickly to take away cross ice opportunities. He also is decent at handling the puck and can help his defencemen by starting the breakout.

Source: Last Word on Sports