Jet Greaves was named to the American Hockey League All-Star Game after a record-setting start to his NHL career with 119 saves through three starts for the Columbus Blue Jackets, so now seemed a perfect week to run a bonus Pro Reads with the insightful young goalie.

Greaves, who has a .934 save percentage through three NHL games and is 17-5-1 with a .911 in the AHL, broke down his memorable NHL debut against the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs team he grew up cheering during our time with him in Montreal in the summer.


After making his Pro Reads debut with a 3-on-3 rush, Greaves broke down some net play in his second entry, and is facing a similar type of play behind the net again this time:

As the puck is cycled down low behind the net to Mitch Marner, what information are you looking for as a goalie? Where is your focus at this point? Marner has the puck in the freeze frame above, but what do you notice about Greaves in this moment?

Have you identified the most dangerous threat yet?

What information are you looking for?


Now watch the entire save sequence below and ask yourself the same questions:

Did you see the early look Greaves made while Marner was behind the net?

What information do you think he was looking for?

What did you think of how Greaves played this?

Can you see any links between those two things?


Now let’s hear from Greaves on what he saw on this play and how he managed it:

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