Cameron Talbot - Photo Courtesy of ESPN

 

Cameron Talbot, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Born: 1987-07-05

Hometown: Caledonia, Ontario

Undrafted – Signed by New York Rangers

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 – With the unexpected dismissal and retirement, the Rangers were forced to give Talbot the shot at backup duties. He earned the shot posting a .924 save percentage rating in five AHL games while only losing a single game in a shootout. Since his recall he has posted an extremely solid 1.60 GAA and .938 SV% while only losing a pair of contests. With Hendrik Lundqvist not playing to his normal level, the Rangers have shown no hesitation to turn to the large backup regularly. His spot on the Rangers is extremely safe as they have no prospects in this galaxy on the NHL radar, but he also will not unseat Lundqvist for 8.5 million reasons. In front of Talbot is a rather good defensive core and management will always be willing to maintain it, so he should always post respectable numbers and could be utilized by fantasy teams in deep leagues, even if his starts become few and far between. Jason Banks

 

March 2013 – Largely unknown, Talbot is closing in on seeing the primetime on Broadway. The past three seasons he has worked his way through the AHL system after a breakout season in the NCAA while playing for the well regarded University of Alabama hockey program. In a system very depleted of quality goalie prospects, Talbot has a strangle hold of the third string job. He is not overly flashy, or lights out, but gets the job done and gives his team a chance to win most nights. Like most prospects, his consistency needs work as he is known to have terrible games. The Rangers have recently made a commitment to him for the next two years, likely playing next season again in the AHL before his contract turns one-way for the start of the 2014-2015 campaign. It is unadvised to draft or hold him at the moment unless you see an injury to Hendrik Lundqvist, at which time he may see sporadic starts. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: D-

 

He does not project to be a starting NHL goalie, but should see time as a backup within a couple seasons.

 

Footage:

 

Denies one of the best shooters in the game, Datsyuk

 

 

Talbot discussing his return to the net in the fall this season from a broken foot, he handles the interview well and shows honesty in assessing his feelings and play.

 

 

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