|Written by Jason Banks|
December 2012 – Zatkoff has had an excellent career thus far, proving himself in junior, NCAA, and minor pro. He has been on the cusp of the NHL just waiting for an opportunity to move forward. In the Kings organization, he was held down due to the talent and potential of Quick and Bernier with neither giving him an opportunity to show his stuff. He has moved into a very strong role in Pittsburgh, where he should receive more opportunities in the near future. Zatkoff at times looks a bit scrawny in net as he only has 180 pounds on his six-foot-two-inch frame. That said he has very good footwork in the crease and has a never-quit attitude on plays. Brad Thiessen is a year older and has won an AHL goalie of the year honor, but Zatkoff is the much more sound and able tender, but both will compete for the backup role in the next couple seasons. Currently Zatkoff is ripping apart the AHL as he is on a six-game winning streak allowing only 14 goals in that span. Jason Banks
Fantasy Outlook: C-
In deep leagues he is worth a look as a ‘buy cheap potential backup’ that many will not know of, and being in Pittsburgh, he should get plenty of winning opportunities.
Footage: Recent interview with Zatkoff for AHL Live.
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|Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 08:21|