Robin Lehner was supposed to be the heir apparent to Marc-Andre Fleury, coming in and becoming a stone wall. However, injuries and snake farming-related activities derailed his career. It got to the point where the Swedish goaltender pulled up a couch and rested on LTIR. Rumor has it he’s still there.
So who’d be the brave goaltender to come and save the day for Vegas? Who’d bring their goaltending skills to Sin City and reignite the hopes of the fans? Enter Logan Thompson.
In his rookie campaign (2022-2023), Thompson had a save percentage of .915 and two shutouts in 37 games. That earned him an All-Rookie second-team nomination and consideration for the Calder trophy. This was before injuries derailed his season, bringing in Hill.
But let’s continue to talk about Thompson because he’s gotten better. Aside from having a better save percentage (.919) and lower GAA (2.29 this season compared to 2.65 last season), his other stats tell the story.
Last season, his quality start percentage was a pedestrian .556, barely about the league average of .530. This season? Thompson sits at .714. The undrafted goaltender has shown he’s capable of being a valuable asset for the Golden Knights. But he’s not the only one doing his due diligence.