Devon Levi is preparing for his first full season as a pro after a successful NHL debut late last season with the Buffalo Sabres that included a 5-2-0 record and +1.1 adjusted save percentage, according to Clear Sight Analytics, which would have put him just inside the top-10 among last year’s NHL starters if he were to maintain it over the course of an entire season.

Levi, 21, posted save percentages of .952 and .933 in his two college seasons at Northeastern University and was part of Canada’s gold-medal winning team at the 2023 World Championships, and was kind enough to sit down for a lengthy Pro Reads session after back-to-back ice times with his long-time personal coach Marco Raimondo in Montreal.


Levi’s Pro Reads debut comes from his NHL debut, a 3-2 overtime win against the New York Rangers in which he made 31 saves, including 19 in the third period. This rush chance late in the second period ended with the crowd chanting his name and was one he remembered:

Levi isn’t in the picture yet, but as you’ll hear in his Pro Reads video session below, he’s already assessing the situation. What specific information do you think he was looking for?

No one is in his zone yet, but Levi already knows the most dangerous player. Do you?


Because this is a rush chance, the pace of the attack becomes a major factor, so rather than sharing more freeze frames, let’s go to the video of the save sequence?

See how early you can identify the most dangerous threat?

Did you pick the right player as the most dangerous? At what point could you tell — and why?

What did you make of Levi’s positioning and how he managed this attack?

Anything you would have done different?

It’s okay to be critical in your answers; Levi identified one thing he would change too.


Now let’s hear from Levi on what he saw off the rush, and what he liked — and to some degree, what he disliked — about the way he managed it in terms of positioning and save execution:

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