#9: Logan Thompson, G, Henderson Silver Knights
Logan Thompson is currently the Vegas Golden Knights top goalie prospect and rightfully so. Although the strides he’s taken hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, he has shown he could potentially be a fringe starter in the league.
Weight: 181 lbs.
Drafted: Undrafted free agent signed by the Vegas Golden Knights
Logan Thompson is currently the Vegas Golden Knights top goalie prospect, but hasn’t really risen to the occasion. Now, the hopes I have for him are probably a little bit higher than most because I think he’s got so much potential that hasn’t been unlocked but that doesn’t change the fact that he still is the Golden Knights top goalie prospect.
Now, for some of you guys you may think that Jiji Patera is the Golden Knights top goalie prospect or maybe some of you think that Isaiah Saville is. After reviewing all the goalies stats and watching some of their games and highlights, for me, I think it’s Logan Thompson.
Thompson is currently the starter for the Henderson Silver Knights and some of you may recall that Logan Thompson has even played in a NHL game this year. While Robin Lehner was hurt, Logan Thompson was re-called from the AHL. After Laurent Brossoit got multiple starts, the Golden Knights gave Thompson the start against the Nashville Predators.
In that game he showed promise despite getting the loss. But facing the Predators isn’t easy. I mean, they are a very good team with a lot of talent. I think he performed pretty well given the circumstance.
He showed the ability to move quickly in the crease, he made multiple very good pad saves, deflected the puck into open zones, and make good reads. He was simply bested by the experience and the speed of the Nashville Predators. However, looking at what he did in the AHL shows that he should be given more chances in the NHL.
Logan Thompson last season for the Henderson Silver Knights played in 23 games and had a goal allowed average of 1.96 and a save percentage of .943 all the while having a record of 16-6-2.
Looking ahead to this season, he hasn’t really cooled off that much. He’s played in 24 games this season and has a goals allowed average of 2.67 and a save percentage of .925. Which, yes. That is a decline but still very respectable numbers.