Connor Hellebuyck has emerged as a favourite to win his second Vezina Trophy this season but the Winnipeg Jets No.1 has already established himself as a Pro Reads favourite, and since it’s been a month since his last entry, it’s time for more.


For the second straight session, Hellebuyck is breaking down video of an odd-man rush, this time walking us through a 3-on-2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs:

As the puck carrier get to the top of the face-off circles in the freeze frame above, what are the key pieces of information you think Hellebuyck is looking for?

Does anything stand out about his positioning, depth and stance here?


Ask yourself those same questions as you watch the full video:

Did you notice anything about Hellebuyck’s positional change once the puck is passed up to the trailer on the rush? Are you at all surprised he doesn’t step out further with the puck carrier in the middle of the ice with time and space?

What factors do you see that might allow Hellebuyck to stay further back?


Now let’s hear how Hellebuyck approached this rush and how he read it:

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